Picture of  Barry Blakley

Barry Blakley Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Veterinary toxicology

Publications

  • Chohan, M.R., Munro, B.J., Cowan, V.E., Anzar, M., Blakley, B., Mckinnon, J., Kastelic, J.P., Rivera-Acana, F., Singh, J.  2021.  Feeding Yearling Angus Bulls Low-Level Ergot daily for 9 Weeks Decreased Serum Prolactin Concentrations and had Subtle Effects on Sperm End Points. Theriogenology, 161: 187-199.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.11.025

  • Cherewyk, J.E., Parker, S.E., Blakley, B.R., Al-Dissi, A.N.  2020.  Assessment of the vasoactive effects of the (S)-epimers of ergot alkaloids in vitro.  Journal of Animal Science, 98(7): skaa203.  https://www.doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa203

  • Perdrizet, U., Blakley, B., Dissi, A.A.  2020.  Concentrations and deficiencies of minerals in cattle submitted i to a diagnostic laboratory in Saskatchewan from 2003-2012: A retrospective study.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(1): 57-62.

  • Cowan, V., Grusie, T., McKinnon, J., Blakley, B., Singh, J.  2019.  Arterial responses in periparturient beef cows following a 9-week exposure to ergot (Claviceps purpurea) in Feed.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6: 262.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00262

  • Sanabria, C.O., Hogan, N., Madder, K., Gillott, C., Blakley, B., Reaney, M., Beattie, A., Buchanan, F.  2019.  Yellow mealworm larvae (Tenebrio molitor) fed mycotoxin-contaminated wheat—a possible safe, sustainable protein source for animal feed?  Toxins, 11(5): 282.  https://www.doi.org/10.3390/toxins11050282

  • Cowan, V.E., Neumann, A., McKinnon, J., Blakley, B.R., Grusie, T.J., Singh, J.  2018.  Arterial responses to acute low-level ergot exposure in Hereford cows.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 5: 240.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00240

  • Grusie, T., Cowan, V., Singh, J., McKinnon, J., Blakley, B.  2018.  Assessment of ergot (Claviceps purpurea) exposure in pregnant and postpartum beef cows.  Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 98(4): 688-700.  https://www.doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2017-0098

  • Grusie, T., Cowan, V., Singh, J., McKinnon, J., Blakley, B.  2018.  Proportions of predominant Ergot alkaloids (Claviceps purpurea) detected in Western Canadian grains from 2014 to 2016.  World Mycotoxin Journal, 11(2): 259-264.  https://www.doi.org/10.3920/WMJ2017.2241

  • Stanford, K., Swift, M.L., Wang, Y., McAllister, T.A., McKinnon, J., Blakley, B., Chaves, A.V.  2018.  Effects of feeding a mycotoxin binder on nutrient digestibility, alkaloid recovery in feces, and performance of lambs fed diets contaminated with Cereal Ergot.  Toxins, 10(8): 312.  https://www.doi.org/10.3390/toxins10080312

  • Coufal-Majewski, S., Stanford, K., McAllister, T., Wang, Y., Blakley, B., McKinnon, J., Chaves, A.V.  2017.  Effects of pelleting diets containing cereal ergot alkaloids on nutrient digestibility, growth performance and carcass traits of lambs.  Animal Feed Science and Technology, 230: 103-113.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2017.06.006

  • Coufal-Majewski, S., Stanford, K., McAllister, T., Wang, Y., Blakley, B., McKinnon, J., Swift, M.L., Chaves, A.V.  2017.  Effects of continuously feeding diets containing cereal ergot alkaloids on nutrient digestibility, alkaloid recovery in feces, and performance traits of ram lambs.  Toxins, 9(12): 405.  https://www.doi.org/10.3390/toxins9120405

  • Grusie, T., Cowan, V., Singh, J., McKinnon, J., Blakley, B.  2017.  Correlation and variability between weighing, counting and analytical methods to determine ergot (Claviceps purpurea) contamination of grain.  World Mycotoxin Journal, 10(3): 209-218. https://www.doi.org/10.3920/WMJ2016.2174

  • Coufal-Majewski, S., Stanford, K., McAllister, T., Blakley, B., McKinnon, J., Chaves, A.V., Wang, Y.  2016.  Impacts of cereal ergot in food animal production.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 3: 15.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2016.00015

  • Cowan, V., Blakley, B.  2016.  Acute lead poisoning in western Canadian cattle - A 16-year retrospective study of diagnostic case records.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 57(4): 421-426.

  • Cowan, V., Blakley, B.  2016.  Characterizing 1341 cases of veterinary toxicoses confirmed in western Canada: A 16-year retrospective study.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 57(1): 53-58.

  • Waldner, C.L., Blakley, B.  2014.  Evaluating micronutrient concentrations in liver samples from abortions, stillbirths, and neonatal and postnatal losses in beef cows.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 26: 376-389.  https://www.doi.org/10.1177/1040638714526597