Animal Behavior and Well-being Research,
Iowa State University
2356F Kildee Hall
Ames, IA 50011-3150
Doctor of Philosophy: Animal Science, Texas Tech University, 2001
Master of Science: Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare, The University of Edinburgh, 1997
Bachelor of Science: Animal Science with Honours, University of Reading, 1995
Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being An S 336
Topics in animal behavior, welfare and contemporary issues in animal behavior and welfare AnS 537
Dr. Johnson's research interests are in the area of farm animal behavior and welfare in both conventional and alternative production systems.
Professional Affiliations and Committees
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
American Society of Animal Science
International Society of Applied Ethology
Peer Review Papers
Pairis-Garcia, M. D., A. K. Johnson, S. T. Millman, K. J. Stalder and L. A. Karriker. 2014. Yohimbine (alpha 2-antagonistic reversal agent) effects on physiological recovery parameters of anesthetized sows. Journal of Swine Health and Production. 22:16-23.
Pairis-Garcia, M. D., A. K. Johnson, J. L. Bates, M. Stock, L. Stock, A. S. Brommel, K. J. Stalder and L. A. Karriker. 2014. Development and refinement of a technique for short-term intravascular ear catheter placement in mature sows. Laboratory Animals. 48:78-81.
Ros-Freixedesa, R., L. J. Sadler S. K. Onteru, R. M. Smith, J. M. Young, A. K. Johnson, S. M. Lonergan, E. Huff-Lonergan, J. C. M. Dekkers, and M. F. Rothschild. 2014. Relationship between gilt behavior and meat quality using principle component analysis. Meat Science. 264-269.
Abell, C. E., A. K. Johnson, L. A. Karriker, M. F. Rothschild, S. J. Hoff, G. Sun, R. F. Fitzgerald, and K. J. Stalder. 2014. Using classification trees to detect lameness in sows induced lame using a transient lameness model. Animal. 8:1000-1009.
Mack, L. A., D. C. Lay Jr., S. D. Eicher, A. K. Johnson, B. T. Richert, and E. A. Pajor. 2014. Growth and reproductive development of male piglets are more vulnerable to mid-gestation maternal stress that that of female piglets. Journal of Animal Science. 92:530-548.
Sadler L. J., C. D. Hagen, C. Wang, T. M. Widowski, A. K. Johnson, S. T. Millman. 2014. Effects of flow rate and gas mixture on the welfare of neonate and weaned pigs during gas euthanasia. Journal of Animal Science. 92:793-805.
Sadler L. J., L. A. Karriker, K. J. Schwartz, A. K. Johnson, T. M. Widowski, C. Wang, M. A. Sutherland and S. T. Millman. 2014. Are severely depressed suckling pigs resistant to gas euthanasia? Animal Welfare. 23:145-157.
Sadler L. J., L. A. Karriker, A. K. Johnson, K. J. Schwartz, T. M. Widowski, C. Wang, and S. T.. Millman. 2014. Swine respiratory disease minimally affects responses of nursery pigs to gas euthanasia. Journal of Swine Health and Production. 22:125-133.
Soso, S. B., J. A. Koziel, A. K. Johnson, and S. Fairbanks. 2014. Chemical and sensory characterization of scent markings in wild mammals: A systemic review. Sensors. 14:4428-4465.
Weimer, S. L., T. J. Fangman, H. D. Tyler, L. A. Karriker, K. J. Stalder and A. K. Johnson. 2014. Comparison of nursery pig behavior when using live observation and digital image evaluation methodologies. Journal of Swine Health and Production. 22:116-124.
Morine, S. J., M. E. Drewnoski, A. K. Johnson, and S. L. Hansen. 2014. Determining the influence of dietary roughage concentration and source on rumen parameters related to sulfur toxicity. Journal of Animal Science. 92:4068-4076.
Kephart, R., A. Johnson, A. Sapkota, K. Stalder and J. McGlone. 2014. Establishing sprinkling requirements on trailers transporting market weight pigs in warm and hot weather. Animals. 4:164-183.
Mohling C. M., A. K. Johnson, J. F. Coetzee, L. A. Karriker K. J. Stalder, C. E. Abell, H. D. Tyler and S. T. Millman. 2014. Evaluation of mechanical and thermal nociception as objective tools to measure painful and non-painful lameness phases in multiparous sows. Journal of Animal Science. 92:3073-3081.
Pairis-Garcia, M. D*., A. K. Johnson, K. Stalder, L. Karriker, J. Coetzee, and S. T. Millman. 2014. Measuring the efficacy of flunixin meglumine and meloxicam for lame sows using nociceptive threshold tests. Animal Welfare. 23:219-229.
Pairis-Garcia, M. D., A. K. Johnson, and S.T. Millman. 2014. Case study: Treatment of oral and locomotory stereotypic behaviors in a mature sow. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. 9:269-273.
Mohling C. M., A. K. Johnson, J. F. Coetzee, L. A. Karriker, C. E. Abell , S. T. Millman, and K. J. Stalder. 2014. Kinematics as objective tools to evaluate lameness phases in multiparous sows. Livestock Science. 165:120-128.
Mack, L. A., D. C. Lay Jr., S. D. Eicher, A. K. Johnson, B. T. Richert, and E. A. Pajor. 2014. Group space allowance has little effect on sow health, productivity, or welfare in a free-access stall system. Journal of Animal Science. 92:2554-2567.
McGlone, J., A. Johnson, A. Sapkota, and R. Kephart. 2014. Establishing bedding requirements during transport and monitoring skin temperature during cold and mild seasons after transport for finishing pigs. Animals. 4:241-253.
McGlone, J., A. Sapkota, A. Johnson and R. Kephart. 2014. Establishing trailer ventilation (boarding) requirements for finishing pigs during transport. Animals. 4:515-523.
McGlone, J., A. Johnson, A. Sapkota, and R. Kephart. 2014. Temperature and relative humidity inside trailers during finishing pig loading and transport in cold and mild weather. Animals. 4:583-598.
Kephart, R., A. Johnson, A. Sapkota, K. Stalder and J. McGlone. 2014. Establishing bedding requirements on trailers transporting market weight pigs in warm weather. Animals. 4:476-493.
Colpoys, J. D., N. K. Gabler, C. Abell, A. F. Keating, S. T. Millman, J. M. Siegford, and A. K. Johnson. 2014, Effects of genetic selection for residual feed intake on barrow behavioral responsiveness to novel stimuli tests. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 159:34-40.
Dzikamunhenga, R. S., R. Anthony, J. Coetzee, S. Gould, A. Johnson, L. Karriker, J. McKean, S. T. Millman, S. R. Niekamp, and A. M. O'Connor. 2014. Pain management in the neonatal piglet during routine management procedures. Part 1: A systematic review of randomized and non-randomized intervention studies. Animal Health Research Reviews. 15: 14-38.
O'Connor, A., R. Anthony, L. Bergamasco, J. Coetzee, S. Gould, A. K. Johnson, L. A. Karriker, J. N. Marchant-Forde, G. S. Martineau, J. McKean, S. T. Millman, S. Niekamp, E. A. Pajor, K. Rutherford, M. Sprague, M. Sutherland, E. von Borell, and, R. S. Dzikamunhenga 2014. Pain management in the neonatal piglet during routine management procedures. Part 2: Grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations. Animal Health Research Reviews. 15: 39-62.Peer Reviewed Book chapters
Johnson A. K., and J. J. McGlone. 2010. Behavior genetics of the domestic pig. In: (Ed. A. Ruvinsky and M. Rothschild). The genetics of the pig. Pp 200-218. CABI Int. ISBN: 978-1-84593-7560.
Johnson, A. K., L. N. Edwards, S. R. Niekamp, C. Philips, M. Sutherland, S. Torrey, T. Casey-Trott, A. Tucker and T. Widowski. 2011. Chapter 3: Behavior and Welfare. In. Swine Diseases. Pp 32-50. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISN: 978-0-8138-2267.
McGlone, J. J., A. K. Johnson, A. Sapkota, and R. K Kephart. 2014. Transport of market pigs: Improvements in welfare and economics, In: T. Grandin (Ed) Livestock Handling and Transport, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, UK. Pp. 298-314.