Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome education and research has increased over the past 10 years, yet there is still more to be learned about this profit-robbing disease.

In keeping with its annual commitment to the advancement of research and understanding for PRRS control, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is announcing a call for proposal submissions for its annual ‘Advancement in PRRS Research Award’. A total of $75,000 will be awarded to study PRRS in an effort to control its impact. Proposal submissions are due Jan. 1.

BIVI will provide three U.S. $25,000 awards to researchers with the winning proposals to conduct a yearlong study that will further the field-applicable knowledge about PRRS.

The awards will be presented in March 2012 at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Conference, which is being held in Denver.

Eligible participants include: students, researchers, diagnosticians, animal scientists, practitioners and production veterinarians.

Eligibility participation includes anyone in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Objective: Examine practical methods of controlling, managing, and possibly eradicating the PRRS virus.

The independent PRRS Research Review Board includes:

  • Luc Dufresne, DVM, Seaboard Farms, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
  • Tara Donovan, DVM, Hanor USA, Spring Green, Wisconsin
  • Tim Loula, DVM, Swine Vet Center, P.A., St. Peter, Minn.
  • Bill Mengeling, DVM, Diplo. ACVM, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa (Retired)
  • Daryl Olsen, Audubon-Manning Vet Services, Audubon,Iowa
  • Montse Torremorell, DVM, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

For more information and complete application instructions, go to www.prrsresearch.com.

Source AASV