Cesar Corzo, DVM, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Cesar Corzo

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-7205

Fax 612-625-1210

Office Address:
335A Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Bldg
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Mailing Address:
385 AS/VM
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Leman Chair in Swine Health & Productivity

PhD, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota 2012

DVM, Universidad de La Salle, Bogota, Colombia 2002

MS, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 2004


As a swine veterinarian, my research interest focuses on understanding the epidemiological features of diseases to develop methodologies to prevent, control and ultimately eliminate pathogens from pig populations. Specifically, I am interested in biosecurity compliance and the role of endemic bacteria during primary pathogen elimination.

I coordinate the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP) funded by the USDA, Pork Checkoff and the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). This voluntary project monitors the incidence and prevalence of high impact diseases such as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in approximately half of United States sow herd population.


Awards & Recognition

  • Maheswaran Fellowship in Food Animal Health. College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. 2011.
  • GSA Graduate Student Travel Award, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. 2004.
  • University Graduate Scholarship. Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College. University of Guelph. Fall, 2003.

Professional Associations

American Association of Swine Veterinarians, since 2003



  1. Diaz A, Marthaler D, Corzo C, Sreevatsan S, Culhane M, Torremorell M. Multiple genome constellations of similar and distinct influenza A viruses co-circulate in pigs during epidemic events. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7.
  2. Sun D, Vannucci F, Knutson T, Corzo C, Marthaler DG. Emergence and whole-genome sequence of Senecavirus A in Colombia. Transbound Emerg Dic. 2017;00:1-4.
  3. Corzo CA,Morrison RB, Fitzpatrick AM,Culhane M. Risk factors for detecting influenza A virus in growing pigs. J. Swine Health Prod. 2014; 22(4):176-184.
  4. Corzo CA,Culhane M,Dee SA, Morrison RB, Torremorell M. Airborne detection and quantification of swine influenza A virus in air samples collected inside, outside and downwind from swine barns. PLoS One. 2013. Aug 8; 8(8):e714444. doi: 10.137./journal.pone.0071111.eCollection2013.
  5. Corzo CA, Gramer M, Juleen K, Stigger-Rosser E, Ducatez MF, Webby R, Lowe J. Active surveillance for influenza A virus in swine in the Midwestern United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013. 19(6):954-960.
  6. Corzo CA,Romagosa A, Dee SA, Gramer MR, Morrison RB, Torremorell M. Relationship between airborne detection of influenza A virus and the number of infected pigs. Vet J. 2013. 196(2):171-175.
  7. Corzo CA,Allerson M, Gramer M, Morrison R, Torremorell M. Detection of airborne influenza A virus in experimentally infected pigs having maternally derived antibodies. Transbound Emerg. Dis. 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1865-1682.2012.01367.x.
  8. Corzo CA, Gramer M, Kuhn M, Mohr M, Morrison R. Observations regarding influenza A virus shedding in a swine breeding farm after mass vaccination. J. Swine Health Prod. 2012; 20(6):283-289.
  9. Corzo CA, Gramer M, Lauer D, Davies PR. Prevalence and risk factors for H1N1 and H3N2 influenza A virus infections in Minnesota turkey premises. Avian Dis. 2012; 56(3):488-493.
  10. Torremorell M, Allerson M, Corzo C,Diaz A, Gramer M. Transmission of influenza A virus in pigs. Transbound Emerg. Dis. 2012; 59(1):68-84.
  11. Ducatez MF, Hause B, Stigger-Rosser E, Darnell D, Corzo C, Juleen K, Simonson R, Brockwell-Staats C, Rubrum A, Wang D, Webb A, Crumpton JC, Lowe J, Gramer M, Webby R. Multiple reassortment between pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and endemic influenza viruses in pigs, United States. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 2011; 17(9):1624-1629.
  12. Corzo CA, Mondaca E, Wayne S, Torremorell M, Dee S, Davies P, Morrison R. Control and elimination of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Virus Res. 2010; 154(1-2):185-192.
  13. Otake S, Dee S, Corzo C, Oliveira S, Deen J. Long-distance airborne transport of infectious PRRSV and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae from a swine population infected with multiple viral variants. Vet. Microbiol. 2010; 145(3-4):198-208.
  14. Corzo CA, Friendship RM, Dewey CE, Blackwell T. Seroprevalence of porcine proliferative enteropathy in Ontario pig herds. J. Swine Health Prod. 2005; 13(6):314-317.
  15. Corzo CA, Friendship RM, Dewey CE, Blackwell T. Comparison of two serologic tests for the diagnosis of porcine proliferative enteropathy. Can. Vet. J. 2005; 46(5):433-435.
  16. Friendship RM, Corzo CA, Dewey CE, Blackwell T. The effect of porcine proliferative enteropathy on the introduction of gilts into recipient herds. J. Swine Health Prod. 2005; 13(3):139-142.
  17. Corzo CA, Friendship RM, Dewey CE, Blackwell T. Porcine proliferative enteropathy in high health herds. The Pig Journal. 2004; 54:9-16.