Company funds research on porcine circovirus

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

The 2008 PCVAD Research Awards went to the following recipients:

  • Dr. Brad Leuwerke, Swine Vet Center, for a study to determine the influence that maternal antibodies to porcine circovirus type 2 have on the efficacy of circovirus vaccination in young pigs
  • Dr. Tanja Opriessnig, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, for a study on the prevalence of PCV2 and persistent infection in conventional newborn pigs and a study to evaluate the influence of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus on the efficacy of circovirus vaccination in conventional growing pigs

Additional information about the PCVAD Research Awards is available at