Dr Peter White

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

As a new lecturer in veterinary physiology with the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Peter White is excited about the research opportunities which lay ahead. Peter has spent the last three years completing his PhD under the supervision of Professor Peter Windsor and Dr Jenny-Ann Toribio. He has been researching a birth defect that occurs sporadically in beef calves in southern Australia that has no known cause.

This MLA funded project has involved collaboration with government and private veterinarians and visits to affected farmers throughout southern NSW and northern Victoria. Through his research, Peter has demonstrated a link between poor maternal nutrition and the birth of deformed calves. In addition, Peter has demonstrated a strong association of the disorder with drought. He is currently continuing this research by examining the association of the disorder with other climatic factors and by providing extension material to producers to raise awareness and hopefully reduce the incidence of deformed calves.

Selected grants

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; Windsor P, White 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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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