* 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.
M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW What a pig wants: Advances in animal welfare science AASV Annual Meeting : , 2020 .N. Fanzone BS; M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW Causes of lameness in sows euthanized for lameness
AASV Annual Meeting : , 2020.A. Hallowell, BS; M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW Effects on longevity and productivity for sows in pen gestation removed for lameness AASV Annual Meeting : , 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 : , 2020.K. Kalbian, BS; M. Pierdon, VMD, DACAW Impact on piglet behavior after use of flunixin meglumine at time of castration AASV Annual Meeting : , 2020.J. Hurst, T. Parsons, M. Pierdon Physical and behavioral indicators of animal welfare on farms using electronic sow feeders AASV Annual Meeting : , 2018.Pierdon, MK, Parsons, TD Effect of familiarity and mixing method on gestating sow welfare and productivity in large dynamic groups. Journal of animal science 96 : 5024-5034, 2018.A. Palmieri, T. Parsons, M. Pierdon Worker satisfaction and animal empathy on sow farms using electronic sow feeders AASV Annual Meeting : , 2018.
J. Applebaum, M. Pierdon, T. Parsons Sand as a bedding for loose-housed gestating sows fed via ESF AASV Annual Meeting : , 2017.J. Hurst, M. Pierdon, T. Parsons The sow fecal microbiome across parity and hierarchy AASV Annual Meeting : , 2017.
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