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
  • TOX 860.3  Applied Toxicology
  • 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.


Vanessa Cowan, Barry Blakley.  Acute Lead Poisoning in Western Canadian Cattle – A 16-Year Retrospective Study of Diagnostic Case Records.  The Canadian Veterinary Journal.  2016; 57:421-426. 

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.  http://

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.