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Trent K. Bollinger Professor & Acting Head, Department of Veterinary Pathology | Regional Director, Western/Northern Region, CWHC

Research Area(s)

  • Pathology and epidemiology of diseases in wildlife and fish

Academic Credentials

  • BSc (Honours), University of Saskatchewan, 1984
  • DVM (Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1988
  • DVSc (Pathology), Ontario Veterinary College, 1992

Research Interests

Dr. Bollinger specializes in the pathology and epidemiology diseases in wildlife and fishPathology and epidemiology of diseases in wildlife and fish. Dr. Bollinger's current work focuses on chronic wasting disease in deer and elk.

He is an associate professor in the WCVM's Department of Veterinary Pathology as well as a wildlife pathologist with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.


Karawita, A. C.,Rajapakse, R.C., Amarasiri, P.G.I.D., Ramanayake, R.M.T.M., Jayaweera, W.R., Bollinger, Trent K., Gunawardena, G.S.P.De.S. (2015) “Cecolic intussusception in an asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in Sri Lanka associated with chronic hepato-intestinal schistosomiasis: first case report” International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology 3(4): 744-746.

Scott, S. J. and T. K. Bollinger (2015). "The causes of eagle mortality in Saskatchewan, 1992-2012." Canadian Wildlife Biology and Management 4(1): 31-39

Kutz, S., T. K. Bollinger, M. Branigan, S. Checkley, T. Davison, M. Dumond, B. Elkin, T. Forde, W. Hutchins, A. Niptanatiak, K. Orsel (2015). "Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiaeassociated with recent widespread muskox mortalities in the Canadian Arctic." Canadian Veterinary Journal 56(6): 560-564

Rothenburger, J. L., K. R. Bennett, L. Bryan, T. K. Bollinger. (2015). "Septicemic listeriosis in wild hares from Saskatchewan, Canada." Journal of Wildlife Diseases51(2): 503-508.

Turner, J. M., L. Warnecke, A. Wilcox, D. Baloun, T. K. Bollinger, V. Misra, C. K. R. Willis. (2015). "Conspecific disturbance contributes to altered hibernation patterns in bats with white-nose syndrome." Physiology and Behaviour 140: 71-78.

Antonation, K. S., T. K. Shury, T. K. Bollinger, A. Olson, P. Mabon, G. Van Domselaar, C. R. Corbett. (2014). "Sylvatic Plague in a Canadian Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)." Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(3): 699-702.

Lockerbie, B. P., T. K. Bollinger, H. J. Burgess. (2014). "Use of the polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of Babesia odocoilei 18S ribosomal RNA in formalin-fixed tissues." Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 26(4): 538-541.

Rapin, N., K. Johns, L. Martin, L. Warnecke, J. Turner, T. Bollinger, C. Willis, J. Voyles, V. Misra. (2014). "Activation of innate immune response genes in Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifigus) infected with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans." PLoS One 9(11): e112285. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112285.

Scott, S. J. and T. K. Bollinger (2014). "Flavobacterium columnare: an important contributing factor to fish die-offs in southern lakes of Saskatchewan, Canada."Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 26(6): 832-836.

Scott, S. J., M. J. Griffin, S. Quiniou, L. Khoo, T. K. Bollinger. (2014). "Myxobolus neurophilus Guilford 1963 (Myxosporea: Myxobolidae): a common parasite infecting yellow perch Perca flavacens (Mitchell, 1814) in Saskatchewan, Canada." Journal of Fish Diseases 38: 355-364.

Wilcox, Alana, Warnecke, Lisa, Turner, James M., McGuire, Liam P., Jameson, Joel W., Misra, Vikram, Bollinger, Trent K., Willis, Craig K. R. (2014). Behaviour of hibernating little brown bats experimentally inoculated with the pathogen that causes white-nose syndrome. Animal Behaviour 88, 157-164

Warnecke, Lisa,Turner, James M., Bollinger, Trent K., Misra, Vikram, Cryan, Paul M., Blehert, David S., Wibbelt, Gudrun, Willis, Craig K. R. (2013). Pathophysiology of white-nose syndrome in bats: a mechanistic model linking wing damage to mortality. Biology Letters 9 (4) UNSP 20130177

Matsumoto, T.;Samuel, M. D.; Bollinger, T; Pybus, M.; Coltman, D. (2013). Association mapping of genetic risk factors for chronic wasting in wild deer. Evolutionary Applications. 6 (2); 340-352.

L. Warnecke, J. M. Turner, T. K. Bollinger, J. M. Lorch, V. Misra, P. M. Cryan, G. Wibbelt, D. S. Blehert, C. K. R. Willis. (2012). Inoculation of bats with EuropeanGeomyces destructans supports the novel pathogen hypothesis for the origin of white-nose syndrome. PNAS 109 (18); 6999-7003.

E. R. Rees, E. H. Merrill, T. K. Bollinger, Y. T Hwang, M. J. Pybus, D. W. Coltman. (2012). Targeting the detection of chronic wasting disease use the hunter harvest during early phase of an outbreak in Saskatchewan, Canada. Preventative Veterinary Medicine 104 : 149-159.

E. R. Silbernagel, N. K. Skelton, C. L Waldner, T. K. Bollinger. August (2011). Interaction among Deer in a CWD Endemic Zone. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(6): 1453-1461.

M. W. Salles, S. F.E. Scholes, M. Dauber, G. Strebelow, C. Wojnarowicz, L. Hassard, A. C. Acton, and  T. K. Bollinger (2011). Porcine Teschovirus Polioencephalomyelitis in Western Canada. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 23(2):379-383.