Blakley, Barry


Barry Blakley

Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5B4

Phone: 306-966-7350


Academic Degrees

  • B.Sc., D.V.M., M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Cincinnati)

Current Teaching

  • TOX 461.3 Applied Toxicology
  • TOX 412.3 Toxicology of Industrial Pollutants
  • VBMS 833.3  Subclinical Toxicology

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • Effects of pesticide exposure during gestation on immune function.
  • Cholinesterase inhibition in birds following exposure to anticholinesterase agents.
  • Immunotoxicology related to metal exposure.
  • Diagnostic veterinary toxicology.
  • Nutritional toxicology related to Fusarium and ergot mycotoxins.


Grusie, T., Cowan, V., Singh, J., McKinnon, J., and Blakley, B.,  Proportions of Predominant Ergot Alkaloids (Claviceps purpurea) Detected in Western Canadian Grains from 2014 to 2016.  World Mycotoxin Journal, 2018:  11: 259-264.

Grusie, T., Cowan, V., Singh, J., McKinnon, J., and Blakley, B.,  Correlation and Variability between Weighing, Counting and Analytical Methods to Determine Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) Contamination in Grain. World Mycotoxin Journal, 2017:  2019-218.

Stephanie Coufal-Majewski, Kim Stanford, Tim McAllister, Barry Blakley, John McKinnon, Alexandre Vieira Chaves, Yuxi Wang.  Impacts of Cereal Ergot in Food Animal Production.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science.  2016: 3: 1-13

Vanessa Cowan, Barry Blakley.  Characterizing 1341 Cases of Veterinary Toxicoses Confirmed in Western Canada:  A 16-year Retrospective Study.  The Canadian Veterinary Journal.  2016:57:53-58.

Vanessa E. Cowan, Barry R. Blakley.  A Retrospective Study of Canine Strychnine Poisonings from 1998 to 2013 in Western Canada.  The Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2015;  56:587-590.

V.E. Cowan, B.R. Blakley.  A Retrospective Study of cases of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Poisonings in the Coyote (Canis latrans) and the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the Canadian Prairies.  Journal of Clinical Toxicology.  2015;5.2 10.4172/2161-0495.1000235.

V.E. Cowan, Cheryl L. Waldner, Barry BlakleyEvaluating Micronutrient Concentrations in Liver Samples from Abortions, Stillbirths, and Neonatal and Postnatal Losses in Beef Cows.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.  2014; 26:376-389.