Daniel C L Linhares

Education & Certifications  

2013, PhD, Veterinary Population Medicine. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
2007, Master in Business Administration (MBA). Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Uberlandia, Brazil
2003, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM). Universidade Federal de Goiás. Goiania, Brazil


Prepare graduate students to understand the big picture of production animal industry challenges and opportunities. Encourage graduate students to develop independent, critical thinking skills, guiding them to focus on the solution and to think of possible ways to positively impact the industry using applied science.

Courses/lectures include: Livestock Disease Prevention, Field Epidemiology, Veterinary Practice Entrepreneurship and Swine Medicine Rotation.

Research Focus & Interests  

Field-applicable research initiatives aiming to “Evaluate strategies to prevent, significantly control and/or eliminate swine infectious diseases”. Studies has been focused on PRRSv, but also included Senecavirus A and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.



Honors & Awards  

Carlos Pijoan Fellowship award, University of Minnesota 2009
Distinguished PhD thesis award, University of Minnesota 2013.
Distinguished performance award, Agroceres PIC 2015


Director of Graduate Education, VDPAM Department, ISU CVM
VDPAM PhD ad hoc committee chair
Reviewer of scientific journals/call for proposals: Preventive Veterinary Medicine; PLOS ONE journal; Pork Checkoff; Journal of Swine Health and Production; Ciencia Rural.


American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Member since 2008.

Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

PRRSv diagnostics, control and elimination strategies:

LINHARES, DCL; CANO, JP; WETZELL, T; NEREM, J; TORREMORELL, M; DEE, SA. 2012. Effect of modified-live porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) vaccine on the shedding of wild-type virus from an infected population of growing pigs. Vaccine (30) 407-413

LINHARES, DCL; ROVIRA, A; TORREMORELL, M. 2012. Evaluation of FTA cards for collection and transport of samples for detection of PRRSv by RT-PCR. J of Vet Diagnostic Investigation, (24) 328-332

DWIVEDI, V; MANICKAM, C, BINJAWADAGI, B, LINHARES, DCL, MURTAUGH, MP, RENUKARADHYA, GJ. 2012. Evaluation of immune responses to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in pigs during early stage of infection under farm conditions. Virology Journal (9) 45

LINHARES, DCL, TORREMORELL, M, JOO, HS, MORRISON, RB. 2012. Infectivity of PRRS virus in pig manure at different temperatures. Veterinary Microbiology (160) 23-28

LINHARES, DCL; TORREMORELL, M; CANO, JP; MORRISON, RB. 2014. Comparison of time to PRRSv-stability and production losses between two exposure programs to control PRRSv in sow herds. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 116(1-2): 111-9.

LINHARES, DCL; JOHNSON, C; MORRISON, RB. 2015. Economic analysis of vaccination strategies for PRRS control. PLOS One 10 (12).


Detection of Senecavirus A and association with clinical disease in pigs:

VANNUCCI, FA; LINHARES, DCL; MARTHELER D; BARCELLOS, DE; Identification and complete genome of Seneca Valley virus in vesicular fluid and sera of pigs affected with idiopathic vesicular disease, Brazil. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. doi:10.1111/tbed.12410.

ZHANG, J; PINEYRO P; ZHENG Y; LI G; RADEMACHER C; DERSCHEID, R; GUO, B; YOON, KJ; MADSON, D; GAUGER, P; SCHWARTZ, K; HARMON, K; LINHARES, DCL; MAIN, R. Full-Length Genome Sequences of Senecavirus A from Recent Idiopathic Vesicular Disease Outbreaks in United States Swine. Genome Announc 3(6):e01270-15. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01270-15.