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Boehringer Ingelheim funds research against PRRS

For the second time, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health sponsors the European PRRS Research Award to support applied research for the improved control of PRRS. The company funds 3 research projects with a total of €75,000.

The submissions for the 2015 European PRRS Research Award are open until July 31st. To continuously work on practical approaches to manage the disease, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health will provide three grants of €25,000 each to fund research proposals that will generate new and practical information to better understand PRRS.

Enhance interaction among swine researchers and veterinarians

"The objectives of this initiative are to encourage research resulting in practical application strategies to control PRRS and to enhance the interaction among swine researchers and veterinarians. In addition, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health's intention is to enhance communication in the industry on practical PRRS control strategies and to reward research excellence. The PRRS virus infects pigs around the globe causing respiratory tract illness in growing pigs and reproductive failure in breeding stock. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health strives to find solutions for an improved PRRS control," states the company.

Each proposal will be reviewed by an independent review board of highly recognised swine industry professionals including researchers and practitioners. The board will select proposals based on several factors, including their significance, potential for impact to the swine industry, originality and innovation.

The winners of this year's European PRRS Research Award will be announced in October 2015. Applications to submit research proposals can be made on www.prrs.com.

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