September 15, 2007


 PRRS Research Award program seeks proposals

Posted Sept. 1, 2007

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. is again requesting research proposals for studies investigating porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

For the sixth year, the company will provide three $25,000 awards through its 2008 Advancement in PRRS Research Awards program to swine practitioners, diagnosticians, or researchers to investigate new ways to diagnose, control, and eradicate this costly swine disease.

An independent review board selects proposals on the basis of criteria that include economic impact on the swine industry, originality and scientific quality, and probability of success in completing the yearlong study.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 1, 2008. Submissions should include a cover sheet, a one-page curriculum vitae for each investigator, and two letters of recommendation. The mailing address is Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., Attn.: Trudy Luther, The Advanced PRRS Research Award, 5506 Corporate Drive, Suite 1600, St. Joseph, MO 64507-7752.

More information is available by visiting, e-mailing, or calling (800) 821-7467, Ext. 2780.