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Abbie Viscardi

Abbie ViscardiResearch Assistant Professor

BSc 2013, University of Guelph
PhD 2018, University of Guelph 

132 Coles Hall


Dr. Abbie Viscardi is a Research Assistant Professor in the Anatomy and Physiology department at Kansas State University. She received both her BSc in Animal Biology and PhD in Animal Behavior and Welfare at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses primarily on validating non-invasive tools for pain assessment and pain alleviation of food animals on-farm to improve animal welfare. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, Amira and Frank Sinatra.

Selected publications

Viscardi, A.V., Hunniford, M., Lawlis, P., Leach, M., and Turner, P.V. 2017. Development of a Piglet Grimace Scale to evaluate piglet pain using facial expressions following castration and tail docking: a pilot study. Front Vet Sci 4:51. doi:10.3389/fvets.2017.00051.