Submission period now open for Boehringer Ingelheim awards for research on porcine respiratory diseases


Program funds field-applicable research into critical swine diseases

Practicing veterinarians, researchers and academics may now apply for one of three $35,000 awards for research related to infectious respiratory disease in pigs.

Boehringer Ingelheim sponsors the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD). The program has provided $1.4 million since 2003 for research into some of the industry’s most pressing questions about the diagnosis, control and management of porcine respiratory infectious diseases.

The deadline to submit a research proposal for funding is Jan. 15, 2021. The Respiratory Disease Research Board, which consists of seven independent swine veterinarians and researchers, will review the proposals.

Proposals may relate to:

  • Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2)
  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp)
  • Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S)
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)

“Year after year, with the help of funding from the AWARRD program, leading researchers and swine practitioners develop game-changing, field-applicable solutions that address key issues the industry faces on a daily basis,” said Reid Philips, DVM, PRRS technical manager, Boehringer Ingelheim. “I’m proud to be part of this collaborative effort that invests in the future of the swine industry and continues to inspire the next generation to create innovative solutions that improve swine health.”

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