Locke A. Karriker

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM
Dr. Douglas and Ann Gustafson Professorship for Teaching Excellence in Veterinary Medicine
Morrill Professor
2227 Lloyd


Education & Certifications  

Executive Veterinary Program in Swine Health Management, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, April 2009.
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Admitted by Examination, August 2006.
Master of Science in Veterinary Science. Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 2000. Area of concentration: Swine Production Medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Starkville, Mississippi, 1999.
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1995.


Instructor of Record
VDPAM 478A - Swine Medicine Education Center: Swine Production Management and Consultation
VDPAM 478B - Swine Medicine Education Center: Swine Clinical Pharmacology and Treatment Management
VDPAM 479 - Applied Swine Production Medicine Preceptorship
VDPAM 480 - Swine Production Medicine
VDPAM 650 - Swine Diagnostic Medicine
VDPAM 655 - Advanced Swine Production Medicine
AN S 384 - Swine Health and Biosecurity

Research Focus & Interests  

Swine Medicine, Field Study Design, Evidence-Based Practice, Clinical Teaching, Swine Pharmacology

Honors & Awards  
Morrill Professor, Iowa State University, 2021
Excellence in Remote Instruction Award, Iowa State University COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program, 2021.
Iowa State University Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, 2015.
Dr. Douglas and Ann Gustafson Professor of Excellence in Veterinary Education, 2014.
Howard Dunne Memorial Award, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, 2014.
Faculty Member of the Year, College of Veterinary Medicine. Iowa State University, 2012.
Alumnus of the Year for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University, 2012.
Dr. William O. Reece Award for Outstanding Academic Advising, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2011.
Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, 2011.

Director, Swine Medicine Education Center
Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Voting Member

American Veterinary Medical Association
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

“**” Denotes a student that Dr. Karriker mentored, served as major professor, served as graduate committee member, or served as professional (DVM) curriculum advisor during the study."

Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. 2021. Report 9 – Advancing interprofessional education and practice to combat antimicrobial resistance. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/paccarb/reports-and-recommendations/index.html.

Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. 2021. Report 8 - Bridging the gap: improving antimicrobial access and use across one health. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/paccarb/reports-and-recommendations/index.html.

Johnson A, Rademacher C, Eggers J, Gabler N, Greiner L, Kaisand J, Karriker L, Millman S, Patience J, Ramirez B, Schulz L, Webb S, and Ross J. 2021. Innovative strategies for managing swine welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iowa. Translational Animal Science, txab225, https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txab225. December 9, 2021.

Silva A, Marostica T; McDaniel A; Arruda B; Alonso C; Derscheid R; Yeske P; Linhares DC; Giménez-Lirola L; Karriker L; Fano E; Zimmerman J and Clavijo M. 2021. Comparison of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae response to infection by route of exposure. Veterinary Microbiology Volume 258, July 2021, 109-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2021.109118

Bhat SM, Massey N**, Karriker L, Singh B, Charavaryamath C. 2019. Ethyl pyruvate reduces organic dust-induced airway inflammation by targeting HMGB1-RAGE signaling. Respir Res. 2019 Feb 6;20(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s12931-019-0992-3.

Azarpajouh S, Garcia A, Jackson C, Karriker L, Ramirez A, Johnson A. 2018. The importance of water in pig production. CAB Reviews 2018 13, No. 048. doi: 10.1079/PAVSNNR201813048

Weimer S**, Fangman T, Karriker L, Stalder K and Johnson A. 2018. Nursery pig behavior evaluation pre- and post injection using digital-image methodology. J Swine Health Prod. 26(1):25–33.

Baker K, Mowrer C, Zhang J, Chen Q, Ramirez A, Wang C, Karriker L, and Holtkamp D. 2018. Evaluation of a peroxygen-based disinfectant for inactivation of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus at low temperatures on metal surfaces. Vet Microbiol. Feb;214:99-107. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.12.019. Epub 2017 Dec 27

Canning P**, Bates J**, Skoland K, Coetzee J, Wulf L, Rajewski S, Wang C, Gauger P, Ramirez A, and Karriker L. 2018. Variation in water disappearance, daily dose, and synovial fluid concentrations of tylvalosin and 3-O-acetyltylosin in commercial pigs during five day water medication with tylvalosin under field conditions. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. Aug;41(4):632-636. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12503.

Cornelison A**, Karriker L, Williams N, Haberl B, Stalder K, Schulz L and Patience J. 2018. Impact of health challenges on pig growth performance, carcass characteristics and net returns under commercial conditions. Transl. Anim. Sci. 2018.2:50–61.

Canning P**, O’Brien K**, Thompson V**, Madson D, Skoland K, Ramirez A, Linhares D, Gauger P and Karriker L. 2018 Suitability of four injectable anesthetic protocols for percutaneous synovial fluid aspiration in healthy swine under field conditions and assessment of lameness seven days post procedure. Journal of Swine Health and Production. 26(3):130-136.