Apply for BIVI Swine Research Awards

Jamie JohansenAASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-10-14-52-amThe Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has opened the call for entries for the 2017 research proposals.

Research proposals may be related to:
Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2)
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome

Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a Research Award need to submit a proposal by January 2, 2017. Three $35,000 awards will be available. Submissions are inclusive of research projects addressing some of the industry’s most pressing questions about the control and management of these infectious diseases.

“There are a host of respiratory diseases that impact production, performance and challenge producer’s bottom line,” says Dr. Daryl Olsen, AMVC veterinarian and member of the Respiratory Disease Research Board. “The Research Award Program showcases our commitment to meeting the industry’s need for applicable swine respiratory disease research.”

“The threat from swine respiratory diseases is always evolving, so ongoing research is necessary to find new and better solutions to problems that reduce production and profitability,” says Dr. Reid Philips, swine senior technical manager, BIVI.