University of Calgary

Douglas Peter Whiteside

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
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Research Interests

• Comparative iron metabolism, with a focus on diagnostics and treatment of iron overload in avian and mammalian species.
• Comparative pain management and anesthesia of vertebrate and invertebrate species.
• Comparative pathophysiology of diseases of zoo and wildlife species. 
• Assisted reproduction in zoo and free ranging wildlife species

Selected Publications

  • Krishnakumar, S., Whiteside, D. Elkin, B., Thundathil, JC. (2013). Effect of Chilling Duration on Post-Thaw Characteristics of Sperm from the North American bison (Bison bison). Reproduction in Domestic Animals. DOI: 10.1111/rda.12137
  • Koren, L, Whiteside, D, Fahlman, A, Ruckstuhl, K, Kutz, S, Checkley, S, Dumond, M, Wynne-Edwards, K. (2012). Cortisol and corticosterone independence in cortisol-dominant wildlife. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 177 (1): 113-119,
  • Schrader, GM, Whiteside, DP, Slater, OM, Black, SR (2012). Conservative management of pyothorax in an Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(2): 425-429
  • Rose, N, Warren, AL, Whiteside, D, Bidulka, J, Robinson, JH, Illianes, O, Brookfield C. (2012). Columbid herpesvirus-1 mortality in great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) from Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 53 (3): 265-268
  • Krishnakumar, S., Whiteside, D, Elkin B., Thundathil J. (2011). Evaluation of an animal protein-free semen extender for cryopreservation of epididymal sperm from North American bison (Bison bison) Theriogenology. 76 (2): 252-260
  • Hargreaves, A.L., Whiteside D.P., Gilchrist, G. (2011). Concentrations of 17 elements, including mercury, in the tissues, food and abiotic environment of Arctic shorebirds. Science of the Total Environment.
  • Dadone, L. I., Whiteside, D.P., Black, S.R., Remedios, A., Raverty. S. (2011). Nasal osteosarcoma and interstitial cell tumor in a Vancouver Island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.
  • Pegge, RBG., Krishnakumar, S., Whiteside, D., Elkin, B., Parlevliet, JM., Thundathil, J. Sperm characteristics in plains (Bison bison bison) versus wood (Bison bison athabascae) bison (2011) Theriogenology, 75: (7) 1360-1370
  • Hargreaves, A.L., Whiteside D.P., Gilchrist, G. (2011). Mercury and other trace elements in arctic shorebirds and their eggs. Science of the Total Environment. 408 (16): 3153-3161
  • Whiteside, D.P. (2009). Nutrition and feeding behaviour of coati and raccoons. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic animal practice. 12 (2): 187-198
  • Aurini, L.C. Whiteside, D.P., Elkin B.T., Thundathil, J.C. (2008). Recovery and cryopreservation of epididymal sperm of plains bison (Bison bison bison) as a model for salvaging the genetics of wood bison (Bison bison athabascae). Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2008.01087
  • Salb, A. L., Barkema, H.W. Elkin B.T., Thompson, R.C., Whiteside, D.P., Black, S.R., Dubey, J.P., Kutz, S. J. (2008). Domestic dogs as sources and sentinels of parasites in Northern people and wildlife. Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases. 14 (1): 60-63
  • Whiteside, D. P., Barker, Conlon, P.D., Tesoro, A., Thiessen, J.J., Mehren, K.G., Jacobs, R.M., Spino, M. (2007). Pharmacokinetic disposition of the oral iron chelator deferiprone in the white Leghorn chicken (Gallus gallus f. domestica). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 21 (2): 1-15.
  • Whiteside, D. P., Barker, Conlon, P.D., Tesoro, A., Thiessen, J.J., Mehren, K.G., Jacobs, R.M., Spino, M. (2007). Pharmacokinetic disposition of the oral iron chelator deferiprone in domestic pigeon (Columbia livia). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 21(2): 16-30.
  • Inglis, G.D., Hoar, B.M., Whiteside, D.P., Morck, D.W. (2007).  Campylobacter canadensis sp. nov. from captive whooping cranes in Canada. International Journal of Systematic Evolutionary Microbiology. 57; 2636-2644
  • Thundathil, J., Whiteside, D., Shea, B., Ludbrook, D., Elkin, B., and Nishi J. (2007). Preliminary assessment of reproductive technologies in wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): Implications for preserving the genetic diversity. Theriogenology. 68: 93-99.
  • Hoar, B.M., Whiteside, D.P., Ward, L., Inglis, G.D., and Morck, D.W. (2007). Evaluation of the enteric microflora of captive whooping cranes (Grus americana) and sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis). Zoo Biology. 26: 141-153
  • Whiteside, D.P., Remedios, A.M., Black, S.R., Finn-Bodner, S.T. (2006). Meloxicam and surgical denervation of the coxofemoral joint for the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis in a Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 37(3): 416-419.
  • Whiteside, D.P., Shury, T.K., Black, S.R., Raverty, S. (2006). Suspected cervical spinal cord vascular anomaly in an African warthog (Phacochoerus africanus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 37(3): 393-396.
  • Wellehan, J.F., Johnson, A.J., Latimer, K.S., Whiteside, D.P., Crawshaw, G.J., Detrisac, C.J., Terrell, S.P., Heard, D. J., Childress. A., Jacobson, E.R. (2005). Varanid herpesvirus 1: a novel herpesvirus associated with proliferative stomatitis in green tree monitors (Varanus prasinus). Veterinary Microbiology. 105 (2): 83-92.
  • Whiteside, D. P., Barker, I.K., Mehren, K.G., Jacobs, R.M., Conlon, P.D. (2004). Clinical evaluation of the oral iron chelator deferiprone for the potential treatment of iron overload in bird species. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 35(1):40-9. 
  • Brisson, B.A., Whiteside, D.P., Holmberg, D.L. (2004). Metastatic anal sac adenocarcinoma in a dog presenting for acute paralysis. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 45 (8): 678-671
  • Whiteside, D. P., Garner M.M. 2001. Thyroid adenocarcinoma in a crocodile lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. 11 (1): 13-16.
  • Cruz, A. M., Hurtig, M. B., Whiteside, D., Mehren, K. (2001). Mandibular lengthening in a juvenile camel by distraction osteogenesis. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 14(3): 156-160

Book Chapters:

  • Whiteside, DP. (2013). Invertebrate anatomy and physiology. In Irwin, M., Stoner, J. (eds). Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Whiteside, DP. (2013) Vertebrate anatomy and physiology. In Irwin, M., Stoner, J. (eds). Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jørgensen, D., C.C. Gates, and D.P. Whiteside. (2008). A Review of Radio-Telemetry Research on the Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) and select subspecies of the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus). In Hayes, W.K., K.R. Beaman, M.D. Cardwell, and S.P. Bush (Eds.). The Biology of Rattlesnakes, Loma Linda University Press, Loma Linda, California. Pp 303-316.
  • Helmer P.J. and Whiteside, D.P. (2005). Amphibian anatomy and physiology. In: O'Malley (ed). Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of Exotic Species. Elsevier Saunders, London. Pp. 3-14.
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