Skip Navigation

Canaan Whitfield

Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery


Phone: (979) 845-9135

Office: VLAH FAC 221

Department: VLCS

Photo of Whitfield, Canaan


  • Ph.D Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University 2016
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia 2006
  • B.S. Animal Science, Clemson University 2002


  • American College of Veterinary Surgery - Large Animal
  • American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - Equine

Scholarly Interests



The microbiota-derived metabolite indole decreases mucosal inflammation and injury in a murine model of NSAID enteropathy.
Whitfield-Cargile CM, Cohen ND, Chapkin RS, Weeks BR, Davidson LA, Goldsby JS, Hunt CL, Steinmeyer SH, Menon R, Suchodolski JS, Jayaraman A, Alaniz RC
Gut Microbes. 2016
Update on diseases and treatment of the pharynx.
Chesen AB, Whitfield-Cargile C
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2016
Composition and Diversity of the Fecal Microbiome and Inferred Fecal Metagenome Does Not Predict Subsequent Pneumonia Caused by Rhodococcus equi in Foals.
Whitfield-Cargile CM, Cohen ND, Suchodolski J, Chaffin MK, McQueen CM, Arnold CE, Dowd SE, Blodgett GP
PLoS One. 2015
Chronic Wound Dressings Based on Collagen-Mimetic Proteins.
Cereceres S, Touchet T, Browning MB, Smith C, Rivera J, Höök M, Whitfield-Cargile C, Russell B, Cosgriff-Hernandez E
Advances in Wound Care. 2015
Treatment of cervical oesophageal rupture in horses
C. M. Whitfield-Cargile, P. C. Rakestraw , J. Hardy
Equine Veterinary Education. 2013
Comparison of primary closure of incisional hernias in horses with and without the use of prosthetic mesh support.
Whitfield-Cargile CM, Rakestraw PC, Hardy J, Cohen ND, Davis BE
Equine Vet J Suppl.. 2011
Bilateral distal radial epiphysectomy and pancarpal arthrodesis for correction of complex carpal deformities in an American Miniature horse
CM Whitfield-Cargile, JP Watkins
Equine Veterinary Education. 2011
Use of a fetlock support brace to manage lacerations of equine flexor tendons
CM Whitfield-Cargile, RM Dabareiner, Sustaire D
Equine Veterinary Education. 2011

Request Update