Meet the Editors
Editors are in charge of reviewing, updating and seeking new content within their specific area.
The PIG online library provides the industry with fact sheets, “how-to” guides, videos and other resources.
The information is categorized by the following categories:
- Production & Management Systems + Animal Behavior & Welfare
- Business Management + Human Resources + Worker Health & Safety
- Swine Health
- Facilities & Equipment + Environmental Stewardship
- Breeding & Genetics + Nutrition + Reproduction
- Marketing + Statistics
- Pork Quality + Pork Safety
- Youth Projects + Small/Beginning Producers (alternative/niche production)
Dr. Gabi Doughan Swine Health - Student Editor
Dr. Gabi Doughan is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) at Iowa State University. She is an Iowa native, 2017 graduate from Central College and 2021 graduate from Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her interest in swine medicine during veterinary school and now is performing research, pursuing an advanced degree and aids in educating veterinary students about swine medicine.
Dr. Locke Karriker Swine Health - Faculty Mentor and Editor
Dr. Locke Karriker is a 1999 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and practiced swine medicine in the Southwest before he joined the ISU CVM faculty in 2003. He is currently Professor and Director of the Swine Medicine Education Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine. His primary appointment focuses on teaching swine production medicine to veterinary students and developing advanced training for practitioners. His research is focused on swine disease treatment and pharmacology.
Dr. Jorge Perez Palencia Business Management, Human Resources, Worker Health and Safety - Student Editor Editor
Dr. Perez Palencia is a Research Associate (Monogastric Nutrition) in the Department of Animal Science at South Dakota State University. He earned his B.S. degree in Animal Science at Universidad de Sucre - Colombia in 2014 and a M.S. and PhD in Swine Nutrition from Universidade Federal de Lavras - Brazil in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Perez Palencia has spent the last 3 years conducting research related to applied swine nutrition with a primary focus on the evaluation of ingredients and additives in pig diets and their effects on performance and intestinal health. As part of his current role at SDSU, Dr. Perez Palencia also is involved in building relationships with companies and different organizations in swine industry as well as mentoring students.
Dr. Crystal Levesque Business Management, Human Resources, Worker Health and Safety - Faculty Mentor and Editor
Crystal grew up on a mixed farming operation in western Canada (small grains, cattle and broilers). She had a few careers (stay-at-home mom, restaurant owner) before heading back to complete degrees in animal science and nutrient metabolism studying at University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta and University of Guelph. Crystal joined the faculty at South Dakota State University in 2013 and developed a swine nutrition program focused on sow feeding strategies to optimize piglet growth in the suckling and post-weaning periods. Her work also includes amino acid metabolism during gestation, feedstuff impact on early post-weaning gut health, and ingredient evaluation. The best part of her job: grad students.