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Dr. C. Scanlon Daniels, DVM, MBA was born in central Iowa where his family operated a farrow-to-finish swine operation and a cow calf herd. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1997 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Guelph with a Master of Business Administration degree.

After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Daniels accepted a production veterinarian position with Iowa Select Farms in Iowa Falls, IA where he was responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance, monitoring system health and implementing health improvement processes in a 96,000 sow integrated live hog production system.

In 1999, he accepted a veterinarian position with Seaboard Farms, Inc. During five years at Seaboard Farms in Guymon, OK, he led their Health Assurance Team consisting of seven veterinary, technical and administrative staff. That team was responsible for managing live production health for the third largest pork production company in the US. He was directly responsible for developing the animal health products budget and was a critical member of live production management team and integrated research and development group. During his time there, Dr. Daniels gained extensive experience from numerous PRRSV and Mycoplasma elimination projects.

In April of 2004, Dr. Daniels joined Dr. Angela Daniels in the recently-founded Circle H Animal Health, LLC food animal veterinary practice in Dalhart, TX.

Dr. Daniels currently resides in Dalhart, Texas with his sons Eric, Luke, Judd and Dirk. Dr. Daniels current professional interests are food animal health, food systems production management and food animal research. His involvement in professional associations and publications & presentations are listed below.


Academy of Veterinary Consultants (2004 to Present)
Advisory Board Member, Center for Swine Disease Eradication (2000 to 2004)
American Association of Industrial Veterinarians (2001 to Present)
American Association of Swine Veterinarians (1994 to Present)
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (2003 to Present)
American Veterinary Medical Association (1994 to Present)
Dalhart Chamber of Commerce (2004 to 2007)
National Pork Board Veterinary Advisory Group (2003 to Present)


Daniels, C.S., Cowan, T.S. and Sornsen, S.A. 1997. Clinical field study to identify swine respiratory pathogens present in grow-finish pigs and assess their impact on performance. American Association of Swine Practitioners Proceedings, 237-238.

Daniels, C.S., Hoffman, L.J., Apley, M.D., and Schwartz, K.J., 1998. Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of swine pathogens tested at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. American Association of Swine Practitioners Proceedings, 59-60.

Daniels, C.S., Daniels, A.M., and Karriker, L. 2003. Challenges in diagnosis and control of swine influenza virus. American Association of Swine Veterinarians Proceedings, 381-386.

Daniels, C.S., Thacker, B., Sornsen, S., and Thacker, E. 1999. Survey of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae maternally-derived antibodies in suckling pigs. Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Recent Research Reports, 41.

Fitzsimmons, M.A. and Daniels, C.S. 2003. Control in large systems. 2003 PRRS Compendium, 137-142. J. Zimmerman, K.-J. Yoon (eds). National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.

Daniels, C.S. and Fitzsimmons, M.A. 2002. PRRS control in large systems. Trends in Emerging Viral Infections of Swine, A. Morilla, K.-J. Yoon, J. Zimmerman (eds). Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.

Daniels, C. S. 2003. Area spread of PRRSV from a small population of backyard pigs. American Association of Swine Veterinarians pre-conference session, Preventing and controlling PRRSV: mission impossible?

Daniels, C.S. 2003. PRRS control on large farms. The North American Veterinary Conference, 2003 Proceedings, 320.

Daniels, C.S. 2003. Prioritizing time and vet services. The North American Veterinary Conference, 2003 Proceedings, 321.

Daniels, C.S. 2003. Active monitoring of a systems health status. The North American Veterinary Conference, 2003 Proceedings, 318-319.

Daniels, C.S. 2003. The economics of depopulation & repopulation versus herd closure for control of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in a multi-site swine production system. Masters project, University of Guelph, Ontario.

Daniels, C.S. 2001. Group-based sow record keeping. American Association of Swine Veterinarians Pre-conference Session: Making your life easier with computer information services.

Baker RB, Yu W, Fuentes M, et al. Prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is not a host for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. J Swine Health Prod 2007;15(1):22-29.