Company gives grants for study of porcine circovirus

Published on October 15, 2006
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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. has announced two recipients of a total of $75,000 in funding for three studies of porcine circovirus-associated disease.

The 2006 PCVAD Research Awards went to the following veterinarians:

  • Dr. Darwin L. Reicks, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minn., for "The effect of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccine on the prevalence of detection in serum, blood swab, and semen in adult boars"
  • Dr. Tanja Opriessnig, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, for "Comparison of different PCV2-antibody ELISA assays and detection of PCV2-specific antibodies after vaccination or after infection with distinct PCV2-isolates" and for "Characterization and comparison of the immune response to PCV2 in pigs from different genetic origin"

An independent review board selected proposals on the basis of criteria including potential for economic impact to the swine industry, originality and scientific quality, and probability of success in completing the one-year study.

More information about the PCVAD Research Awards is available at or by calling (800) 325-9167. The next deadline for proposals is July 1, 2007.