Skip Navigation

Animal Science Faculty

Marcia Shannon

Marcia Shannon


Associate Professor

Extension - Swine Nutrition Specialist

S133 Animal Science Research Center
Division Of Animal Sciences
Columbia, MO 65211

Education


  • Michigan State University

    Ph.D. December, 1997
  • South Dakota State University

    M.S. May, 1994 Swine Nutrition
  • Iowa State University

    B.S. December, 1991 Animal Science

Employment


  • Associate Professor/Extension Swine Nutrition Specialist 2004 to present

Department of Animal Science
University of Missouri
Present Appointment - 77% Extension, 23% Research

  • Assistant Professor/Extension Swine Nutrition Specialist 1998 to 2004

Department of Animal Science
University of Missouri
Present Appointment - 77% Extension, 23% Research

  • Graduate Research Assistant 1994 to 1997

Department of Animal Science
Michigan State University

  • Graduate Research Assistant 1991 to 1994

Department of Animal and Range Sciences
South Dakota State University

  • Laboratory Technician Summer 1990

Department of Human and Natural Science
University of California-Berkeley

  • Research Assistant 1989 to 1991

Department of Human Nutrition
Iowa State University

Current Position Responsibility


  • To provide expertise in the area of nutrition for the swine producers in Missouri.
  • Collaborate with other state specialists, regional livestock specialists, and industry representatives in program development and execution to support of Missouri’s swine industry.
  • To conduct research directed towards “management and nutrition problems that are important to the swine industry.”

Current Research Projects


  • Evaluation of inorganic and organic zinc supplementation of nursery pigs
  • Evaluation of nutrient excretion of nursery pigs fed high concentrations of trace minerals
  • Impact of nutritional supplementation on intestinal microflora

Professional Activities


  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Society of Agriculture Engineers
  • Missouri Pork Association
  • North Central Regional Committee-89 on Swine Management (NCERA-89)
  • North Central Regional Committee-42 on Swine Nutrition (NCCC-42)
  • Missouri Association of Agricultural Agents
  • University of Missouri Swine Focus Team Leader

Honors & Awards


  • 2005 J.W. Burch Agricultural Extension State Specialist Award, University of Missouri

Current Grants Funded


  • National Pork Board. 2005. Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Educational Programming for Missouri Swine Producers. $10,000. PI.
  • Missouri Pork Association. 2005. Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Educational Programming for Missouri Swine Producers. $10,000. PI.
  • University of Missouri Research Council. 2005. Effect of dietary magnesium and electrolyte supplementation on fresh pork quality. $7,300. PI.

Refereed Publications Past 5 Years


  1. M.S. Carlson, T.L. Veum, J.R. Turk and D.W. Bollinger. 2005. Effects of yeast extract protein versus animal plasma protein in weanling pig diets on growth performance and intestinal health. Swine Health and Production. July/August pg. 204-209 (90 % contribution).
  2. J.A. Lory, R.E. Massey, J.M. Zulovich, J.A. Hoehne, A.M. Schmidt, M.S. Carlson, and C.D. Fulhage. 2004. Feasibility and costs of phosphorus application limits on 39 U.S. swine operations. J. Envir. Quality 33:1114-1123. (20% contribution).
  3. J.A. Lory, R.E. Massey, J.M. Zulovich, J.A. Hoehne, A.M. Schmidt, M.S. Carlson, and C.D. Fulhage. 2004. An assessment of nitrogen-based manure application rates on 39 U.S. swine operations. J. Envir. Quality 33:1106-113. (20% contribution).
  4. T.L. Veum, M.S. Carlson, C.W. Wu, and D.W. Bollinger. 2004. Copper proteinate in weanling pig diets for enhancing growth performance and reducing fecal copper excretion compared with copper sulfate. J. Anim. Sci. 82:1062-1070 (90% contribution).
  5. M.S. Carlson, C. A. Boren, C. Wu, D.W. Bollinger and T.L. Veum. 2004. Evaluation of lower inclusion rates of organic Zn as either a polysaccharide or proteinate complex on growth performance, plasma and excretion of nursery pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 82:1359-1366 (90% contribution).
  6. Case, C.L. and M.S. Carlson. 2002. Effect of feeding organic and inorganic sources of additional zinc on growth performance and zinc balance in nursery pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 80:1917-1924. (90% contribution).
  7. Fangman, T.J., L.A. Hardin, G. Grellner, M.S. Carlson, J.M. Zulovich, and J.L. Coleman. 2001. Case Study: Differences in performance and disease status of pigs grown in a wean-to-finish system compared to pigs grown in a conventional nursery and grow-finish system. Swine Health and Production. Mar/April. (35% contribution).
  8. Carlson, M.S., G.M. Hill and J.E. Link. 1999. Early- and traditionally weaned nursery pigs benefit from phase-feeding pharmacological concentrations of zinc oxide: Impact on metallothionein and mineral concentrations J. Anim. Sci. 77:1199-1207. (90% contribution).