Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. funded three new $25,000 grants recently in continuation of its Advancement in PRRS Research Award program.

The program provides financial support to independent researchers and swine practitioners seeking to learn cause and control measures for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

Recipients and their projects include:

  • Kyoung-Jin Yoon, DVM, Iowa State University, Immunological Significance of PRRS virus genetic variation;

  • Scott Dee, DVM, University of Minnesota, An Evaluation of Protocols to Sanitize PRRS Virus-Contaminated Commercial Swine Transport Vehicles in the Absence of Drying; and

  • Cameron Schmidt, DVM, Pipestone (MN) Veterinary Clinic, Production of Neutralizing Antibody Against PRRS Virus and Effect on Rate and Duration of Piglet Infection.

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