Matthew Welborn

Matthew Welborn

Professor of Food Animal Health Maintenance

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803



MPH, University of Tennessee, 2005

DVM, Louisiana State University, 1987


Diplomate, American College of Preventive Medicine

Teaching Interest

Toxic Plants, Mastitis, Veterinary Public Health

Clinical Interest

Food Animal Production Medicine, Small Ruminant Parasitology

Awards & Honors

2021, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Years II, III, and IV)

2020, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Years I, II, III, and IV)


Emma Gordon, Levent Dirikolu, Chin-Chi Liu, Zhong Li, Matt Welborn, Chance Armstrong, Sarah Camlic, Danielle Vallotton, Clare M. Scully (2020). Pharmacokinetic profiles of three dose rates of morphine sulfate following single intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous administration in the goat. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Accepted.

Evans, D., Kawabata, A., Wilson, L. D., Kim, K., Dehghanpir, S., Gaunt, S. D., Welborn, M. G., Grasperge, B., Gill, M. S. (2018). Entomophthoromycosis and mucormycosis as causes of pneumonia in Vietnamese potbellied pigs. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation: official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc, 30(1), 161-164.

Acharya, M., Burke, J. M., Coffey, K. P., Kegley, E. B., Miller, J. E., Smyth, E., Welborn, M. G., Terrill, T. H., Mosjidis, J. A., Rosenkrans, C. (2016). Changes in concentration of trace minerals in lambs fed sericea lespedeza leaf meal pellets with or without dietary sodium molybdate. J Anim Sci, 94, 1592-1599.

Mathias AJ, Williams CC, Welborn MG, Navarre CB, Coetzee JF, Orellana RM, Blair SJ. (2016) Effect of Timing of Local Anesthesia on Physiological Responses in Calves after Dehorning, Journal of Animal Science Vol. 94, pp. 36 

Grant Funding

2020, Fu, X., Welborn, M. G. "Potential Mechanisms for Marbling Content Differences in M. Longissimus Dorsi from Wagyu and Brahman Cattle"

2019, De Caro Carella, C., Scully, C., Armstrong, C., Welborn, M. G., Dehghanpir, S., Liu, C. C., Mitchell, M. "Distribution of AO blood group phenotype of pet pigs referred to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital", Sponsored by Start Up Research Funds, Louisiana State University, (Sept 2019 – June 2020). $4,000

2018, Scully, C., Welborn, M. G., Armstrong, C., "The pharmacokinetics of morphine in goats by three routes of administration," Sponsored by LSU VCS, Louisiana State University, $4,952

2015, Seibert, L., Welborn, M. G., Kelly, V., Young, K., Garza, J., Miller, J. E., "Evaluation of Eprinomectin (LongRange) for long-term control of gastrointestinal nematode infection in nursing calves during summer grazing," Sponsored by Merial Veterinary Services, Private

Mathias, A., Welborn, M., Williams, C., "Effects of Timing and Administration of Anesthesia and Analgesia on Pain Management During Dehorning of Dairy Calves," Sponsored by Departmental Research, $2,000.

Maynard, J., McMillin, K., Welborn, M., “Live and Carcass Traits of Boer and Savannah Cross Kid Buckling Goats Fed Dried Distillers Grain with Solubles," Sponsored by American Boer Goat Association, Private, $3,113.