November 15, 2007

 

 Company funds research on porcine circovirus - November 15, 2007

 
posted November 1, 2007
 

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. has announced funding of $25,000 apiece for three one-year studies of porcine circovirus-associated disease.

The 2007 PCVAD Research Awards went to the following two recipients:

  • Dr. John Harding, University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine, for a study to determine whether immune capacity impacts porcine circovirus type 2 viral load and disease expression
  • Dr. Tanja Opriessnig, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, for a study to determine the amount of PCV2 needed for intrauterine transmission and a study to evaluate the effects of PCV2 vaccination on replication of PCV2 in fetuses

Additional information about the PCVAD Research Awards is available at www.PCVADresearch.com.