• Dr. Meagan King in front of a barn
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    Animal Science Building
    12 Dafoe Road
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada


    Meagan King website


  • PhD (Animal Health, Welfare and Behaviour), University of Guelph, Canada
  • MSc (Animal Behaviour and Welfare), University of Guelph, Canada
  • BSc Honours (Environmental Biology) Queen's University, Canada


  • ANSC 3530 The Animal and Its Environment
  • ANSC 4510 Domesticated Animal Behaviour
  • ANSC 7510 Special Topics in Animal Health and Physiology


Research interests

My overall goal is to integrate animal production and welfare science with compassion and technology to improve: ​ ​

  • Farm animal health and welfare
  • Farmer well-being, mental health, and quality of life
  • Health and welfare of free-living wild animals, barn cats, and northern dogs

Current research projects

  • Does pre-weaning mixing in combination with object enrichment improve piglet growth, behaviour, and welfare?
  • Beef farmer mental health as it relates to farm management and animal health
  • How are dairy farmer stress and occupational health (mental and physical) related to farm management, barn design, automation, and animal welfare?