* Sow Lameness
* Pig welfare and health in niche market production
* Using GIS to improve biosecurity and health in pigs and poultry
• Pain mitigation to improve welfare in food animals
Clinical interests include using geospatial information to map poultry and swine locations, share information about disease status, and strategize community approaches to disease control. Research interests include practical aspects of food animal welfare such as sow lameness, investigating strategies to improve welfare when mixing sows into groups, and novel modalities for diagnostic sample collection for sows gestating in pens.
Pierdon, MK Geographic information system (GIS) for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) control American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting : 15, 2021.Pierdon, MK Practical Solutions for Enrichment
American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting : 389-391, 2021.Hallowell, A., Pierdon, M.K. Developing a disease outbreak strategy: A survey of swine slaughterhouse distribution, capacity, and limitations American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting : 229, 2021.Ceballos, M. C., Rocha Góis, K. C., Parsons, T. D., & Pierdon, M.K. Impact of Duration of Farrowing Crate Closure on Physical Indicators of Sow Welfare and Piglet Mortality Animals 11: 969, 2021.M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW What a pig wants: Advances in animal welfare science AASV Annual Meeting : 419-420, 2020 .Pierdon, MK What a Pig Wants American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, Online (Animal Welfare Session, 4 pp.). : , 2020.N. Fanzone BS; M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW Causes of lameness in sows euthanized for lameness
AASV Annual Meeting : 71-72, 2020.A. Hallowell, BS; M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW Effects on longevity and productivity for sows in pen gestation removed for lameness AASV Annual Meeting : 253, 2020.K. Newcamp, BS; M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW Analysis of farm management and intestinal parasite loads between antibiotic free sow farms and organic finisher farms AASV Annual Meeting : 266, 2020.K. Kalbian, BS; M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW Impact on piglet behavior after use of flunixin meglumine at time of castration AASV Annual Meeting : 55-56, 2020.
BA (Biology) Wellesley College, 2001VMD (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2005Diplomate, American College of Animal Welfare
Clinical Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania