Dr Peter White

BVSc (Hon 1), PhD
Senior Lecturer Veterinary Physiology

B19 - R.M.C. Gunn Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5822
Fax +61 2 9351 3957

Biographical details

Peter White joined the Faculty of Veterinary Science in 2010 after completeing a PhD investigating a crippling birth defect in Australian beef cattle known as congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin. Since joining the faculty, Peter has taken on a teaching role in physiology, pharmacology, anoimal production and welfare and expanded his research into pain management in production animals. He has been awarded two major grants investigating pain management in sheep and cattle, and has supervised several honours and postgraduate students.

Research interests

  • Pain management in production animals
  • Pharmacology
  • Electrophysiology and pain measurement

Teaching and supervision

  • Physiology teaching in Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience/Bachelor of Veterinary Biology
  • Physiology and Pharmacology teaching in Bachelor of Veterinary Science/Doctor of Veterianry Medicine
  • Animal production and animal welfare teaching
  • Subdean for Veterinary Student Placements

Current projects

Pain management in northern beef cattle (MLA), pain management and pain modelling in sheep (AWI)

Associations

Member of the Australian Veterinary Association

Awards and honours

Australian Post Graduate Award (2007)

Faculty Travel Grant (2010)

Faculty studnet nominated outsatnding teaching Award (2011)

Faculty studnet nominated outsatnding teaching Award (2012)

Faculty studnet nominated outsatnding teaching Award (2013)

Faculty studnet nominated outsatnding teaching Award (2015)

Selected grants

2015

  • Promoting welfare solutions for Australian Merinos; White P, Lomax S; Australian Wool Innovation Limited/Research and Development.

2014

  • Assessment and amelioration of pain for improved welfare during routine husbandry procedures in piglets.; Lomax S, White P, Windsor P, Cronin G; Australian Pork Limited/Research and Development.

2013

  • Pain management during aversive procedures in extensively raised beef cattle; White P, Windsor P; Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd/MLA Research Program.

2012

  • Promoting welfare solutions for Australian merinos; Windsor P, White P; Australian Wool Innovation Limited/Research and Development.

2010

  • Congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in beef cattle in Australia presentation to World Cattle Congress, Santiago, Chile, November 14-18, 2010; White P; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hill, E., McGreevy, P., Casper, G., White, P., McLean, A. (2015). Apparatus use in popular equestrian disciplines in Australia. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 10, 147-152. [More Information]
  • White, P., Windsor, P. (2012). Congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in beef herds. The Veterinary Journal, 193(2), 336-343. [More Information]
  • White, P., Windsor, P., Dhand, N., Toribio, J. (2010). Risk factors for congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in beef cattle herds in south-eastern Australia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 96, 36-48. [More Information]
  • White, P., Ward, M., Toribio, J., Windsor, P. (2010). The association between congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin (CCUO) in beef cattle and drought in south-eastern Australia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 94(3-4), 178-184. [More Information]
  • White, P., Chapman, S. (2007). Two Students’ Reflections on Their Training in Animal Handling at the University of Sydney. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 35(5), 598-599.

Conferences

  • McCarthy, D., White, P., Lomax, S. (2014). Effect of Topical Anaesthesia on the Cortisol Response of Beef Calves to Castration. World Buiatrics Congres, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • McCarthy, D., White, P., Lomax, S. (2014). Effect of Topical anaesthesia on the cortisol responses of beef calves to castration. XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress, Werribee: Australian Cattle Veterinarians A Special interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association Limited.
  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P., White, P. (2014). Quantitative sensory testing for assessing wound pain and anaesthesia in livestock. Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • White, P. (2014). Supplementation with parenteral trace minerals did not prevent congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin (CCUO) in beef cattle. World Buiatrics Congres, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • White, P., Lomax, S., Espinoza, C., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for Australian Merino Sheep husbandry-Recent Developments. 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Veterinary Association Inc.
  • Celi, P., White, P. (2012). Dairy Goat Farming in Australia: Current Challenges and Future Developments. First Asia Dairy Goat Conference, Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Putra Malayasia.
  • Gibbons, G., White, P. (2012). Q fever in a Veterinary Hospital - an Unusual Epidemiology. Zoonoses, Sydney: Australian Society for HIV Medicine.
  • White, P. (2010). Studies into the epidemiology of congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin (CCUO) in Australian beef herds. Australian College of Veterinary Scientists 2010 Annual Conference, Australia: Sydney University.
  • White, P., Toribio, J., Windsor, P. (2010). Studies of the epidemiology and risk factors involved in the pathogenesis of congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in Australia. XXVI World Buiatrics Congress, Chile: Cattle Congress.
  • White, P., Windsor, P., Toribio, J. (2009). Investigations into a congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in beef cattle herds of southeastern Australia. 12th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics ISVEE 2009, New Zealand: International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.
  • White, P., Windsor, P., Toribio, J. (2008). Acorn calf disease in Australia. Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians Annual Conference AACV 2008, Australia: The Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians.

2015

  • Hill, E., McGreevy, P., Casper, G., White, P., McLean, A. (2015). Apparatus use in popular equestrian disciplines in Australia. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 10, 147-152. [More Information]

2014

  • McCarthy, D., White, P., Lomax, S. (2014). Effect of Topical Anaesthesia on the Cortisol Response of Beef Calves to Castration. World Buiatrics Congres, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.
  • McCarthy, D., White, P., Lomax, S. (2014). Effect of Topical anaesthesia on the cortisol responses of beef calves to castration. XXVIII World Buiatrics Congress, Werribee: Australian Cattle Veterinarians A Special interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association Limited.
  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P., White, P. (2014). Quantitative sensory testing for assessing wound pain and anaesthesia in livestock. Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • White, P. (2014). Supplementation with parenteral trace minerals did not prevent congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin (CCUO) in beef cattle. World Buiatrics Congres, Australia: Australian Veterinary Association.

2013

  • White, P., Lomax, S., Espinoza, C., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for Australian Merino Sheep husbandry-Recent Developments. 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Veterinary Association Inc.

2012

  • White, P., Windsor, P. (2012). Congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in beef herds. The Veterinary Journal, 193(2), 336-343. [More Information]
  • Celi, P., White, P. (2012). Dairy Goat Farming in Australia: Current Challenges and Future Developments. First Asia Dairy Goat Conference, Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Putra Malayasia.
  • Gibbons, G., White, P. (2012). Q fever in a Veterinary Hospital - an Unusual Epidemiology. Zoonoses, Sydney: Australian Society for HIV Medicine.

2010

  • White, P., Windsor, P., Dhand, N., Toribio, J. (2010). Risk factors for congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in beef cattle herds in south-eastern Australia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 96, 36-48. [More Information]
  • White, P. (2010). Studies into the epidemiology of congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin (CCUO) in Australian beef herds. Australian College of Veterinary Scientists 2010 Annual Conference, Australia: Sydney University.
  • White, P., Toribio, J., Windsor, P. (2010). Studies of the epidemiology and risk factors involved in the pathogenesis of congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in Australia. XXVI World Buiatrics Congress, Chile: Cattle Congress.
  • White, P., Ward, M., Toribio, J., Windsor, P. (2010). The association between congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin (CCUO) in beef cattle and drought in south-eastern Australia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 94(3-4), 178-184. [More Information]

2009

  • White, P., Windsor, P., Toribio, J. (2009). Investigations into a congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin in beef cattle herds of southeastern Australia. 12th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics ISVEE 2009, New Zealand: International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.

2008

  • White, P., Windsor, P., Toribio, J. (2008). Acorn calf disease in Australia. Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians Annual Conference AACV 2008, Australia: The Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians.

2007

  • White, P., Chapman, S. (2007). Two Students’ Reflections on Their Training in Animal Handling at the University of Sydney. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 35(5), 598-599.

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