Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, University of Saskatchewan
  • MPhil, Murdoch University, Australia
  • PhD, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests

Dr. Haines' practice specialty and research interests include diagnostic immunology/pathology with an emphasis on immunohistochemical techniques as well as tumor immunology with application to immunotherapy of canine osteosarcoma.

The study of the occurrence and prevention of failure of passive transfer of maternal antibody in cattle; immunohistochemical and rapid methods for diagnosis of immunodeficiencies, immune-mediated diseases, tumors and infectious diseases.


Haines DM, Godden SM, March 2011.  Improving passive transfer of immunoglobulins in calves. III.  Effect of artificial mothering.  J Dairy Sci., 94(3):1536-1539.

Morrill KM, Marston SP, Whitehouse NL, Van Amburgh ME, Schwab CG, Haines DM, Erickson PS., 2010.  Anionic salts in the prepartum diet and addition of sodium bicarbonate to colostrum replacer, and their effects on immunoglobulin G absorption in the neonate.  J Dairy Sci., 93(5):2067-75.

Al-Dissi AN, Haines DM, Singh B, Kidney BA., 2010.  Immunohistochemical expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 in canine mammary gland adenoarcinomas.  Can Vet J.51:1109-1114.

Scandrett Brad, Parker Sarah, Forbes Lorry, Gajadhar Alvin, Dekumyoy Paron, Waikagul Jitra, Haines Deborah, 2009.  Distribution of Taenia saginata cysticerci in tissues of experimentally infected cattle.  Veterinary Parasitology164(2-4):223-31.

Godden SM, Haines DM, Konkol K, Peterson J.  Improving passive transfer of immunoglobulins in calves. II: interaction between feeding method and volume of colostrum fed.  J Dairy Sci. 2009 Apr; 92(4):1758-64

Godden SM, Haines DM, Hagman D.  Improving passive transfer of immunoglobulins in calves. I: dose effect of feeding a commercial colostrum replacer.  J Dairy Sci. 2009 Apr;92(4):1750-7

Al-Dissi AN, Haines DM, Singh B, Kidney BA, 2009.   Immunohistochemical Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor in Canine Cutaneous Fibrosarcomas.  Journal of Comparative Pathology141 : 229-236.

Al-Dissi AN, Haines DM, Singh B, and Kidney BA, 2007.  Immunohisto-chemical Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Vascular Endothelail Growth Factor Receptor Associated with Tumor Cell Proliferation in Canine Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Trichoepitheliomas.  Vet Pathol44:823-830.

Booker CW, Abutarbush SM, Morley PS, Guichon PT, Wildman BK, Jim GK, Schunicht OC, Pittman TJ, Perrett T, Ellis JA, Appleyard G, and Haines DM, 2008.  The Effect of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Infections on Health and Performance of Feedlot Cattle. Canadian Veterinary Journal49(3):253-260.

Vargo CL, Taylor SM, and Haines DM, 2007.  Immune Mediated Neutropenia and Thrombocytopenia in 3 Giant Schnauzers.  Canadian Veterinary Journal48(11):1159-63.

Crookshanks JL, Taylor SM, Haines DM, Shelton GD, 2007.  Treatment of canine pediatric Neospora caninum myositis following immunohistochemical identification of tachyzoites in muscle biopsies. Can Vet J48(5):506-8.