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Annual Advancement in PRRS Research Award

by 5m Editor
25 October 2011, at 12:28pm

US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is inviting proposals for the annual Boehringer Ingelheim Advancement in PRRS Research Award Program.

Despite years of hard work by scientists, researchers, practicing veterinarians, pork producers, animal health companies, and others, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) remains a costly, frustrating challenge to the global swine industry.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is furthering its commitment to research efforts for PRRS control.

Each year, the company issues a call for proposals for the Annual Boehringer Ingelheim Advancement in PRRS Research Award Program. The deadline for submissions is 1 January.

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three US25,000-awards to the winning proposals for PRRS research in the NAFTA region. Candidates included graduate students, academic researchers, company or private researchers, and practicing veterinarians.

The 2012 Advancement in PRRS Research Awards recipients will be announced at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Conference in Denver, Colorado.

The objective is to examine practical methods of controlling, managing and possibly eradicating the PRRS virus.

The independent PRRS Research Review Board (PRRB) comprises:

  • Tara Donovan, DVM, Hanor USA, Spring Green, Wisconsin
  • Luc Dufresne, DVM, Seaboard Farms, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
  • Tim Loula, DVM, Swine Vet Center, P.A., St. Peter, Minnesota
  • Bill Mengeling, DVM, PhD, Diplo. ACVM, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Daryl Olsen, DVM, AMVC, Audubon, Iowa, and
  • Montse Torremorell, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Once the three winning year-long research projects are completed and submitted for peer review, PRRB will conduct a second evaluation. Upon acceptance for publication of his or her findings, the first place award recipient will receive an additional $5,000; second place, $3,000; and third place, $1,000.

The company's independent PRRS Research Review Board members look forward to reviewing your proposal.

For more information, click here.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome (PRRS) by clicking here.