Application Period Now Open for Boehringer Ingelheim Research Awards on Porcine Respiratory Diseases

Practicing veterinarians, researchers and academics may now apply for one of three $35,000 awards for research related to infectious respiratory disease in pigs.

Boehringer Ingelheim sponsors the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD). The program has provided $1.3 million since 2002 for research into some of the industry's most pressing questions about the diagnosis, control and management of porcine respiratory infectious diseases.

The deadline is Jan. 15, 2020, to apply for awards. The Respiratory Disease Research Board, which consists of seven independent swine veterinarians and researchers, will review applications.

Proposals may relate to:

  • Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2)
  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp)
  • Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S)
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)

"Research is the driving force behind the development of innovative, field-applicable solutions to the problems facing swine producers and veterinarians," said Reid Philips, DVM, PRRS technical manager, Boehringer Ingelheim. "Throughout the history of the AWARRD program, I have been inspired by the researchers who have participated and the collaborative nature of their work. The knowledge that has been gained with the help of funding from this program has truly shaped the course of pork production, and I'm excited to see where this year's recipients take us next."

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