Boehringer offers PRRS research awards
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica is seeking research study proposals intended
to study porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome-- one of the swine
industry's most devastating diseases.
3 research programs
BIVI has contributed $75,000 annually over the past
six years through its Advancement in PRRS
Research Awards, which funds 3 research programs. The research program is open
to swine practitioners, diagnosticians or public and private researchers in the
United States, Canada and Mexico to investigate diagnosis, control and
eradication the disease.
Research proposals must be submitted by Jan. 1,
2009 and awards will be presented during the 2009 American Association of Swine
Veterinarians conference in Dallas. Proposals are selected by an independent
review board based. Criteria include potential economic impact to the swine
industry, originality and scientific quality and probability of success in
completing the year-long study.
The 2008 award recipients were Jim Lowe,
DVM, Carthage Veterinary Service, Carthage, Ill.; Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet
Center, St. Peter, Minn.; and Scott Dee, DVM, University of Minnesota, St.
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