Funding available for PRRS research

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

For the fifth year, the company will provide three $25,000 awards through its 2007 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 proposals is Jan. 1, 2007. Send a cover sheet, a one-page curriculum vitae for the primary investigator and each co-investigator, and two letters of recommendation to 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 tlutheratbi-vetmedica [dot] com, or calling (800) 821-7467, ext. 2780.