Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
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Studies to bolster equine disease research efforts
Inc., (BIVI) announces the recipients of the first annual Equine Research Awards. This year, BIVI awarded a total of $75,000 ($25,000 to each recipient) to fund three separate studies regarding Equine Rhinitis Virus (ERV) for completion in 2012.
The BIVI Equine Research Awards are open to veterinarians, diagnosticians, and public and private researchers in the United States and Canada. The awards are designed to help advance the diagnosis, treatment and understanding of equine diseases and will focus on one specific disease area each year. For 2011, the equine disease of focus was Equine Rhinitis Virus (ERV). The winning research proposals address a wide variety of issues surrounding ERV diagnosis, symptomatology and treatment.
Following are the 2011 research award recipients and their research proposals, which were recognized at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Conference in San Antonio, Texas:
The proposals were reviewed and selected by an independent review board consisting of noted equine veterinary academicians and practitioners throughout the U.S.
"We felt it was essential to ensure impartiality when selecting the winning proposals,‖ says, Dr. Bob Stenbom, associate director, equine professional services for BIVI. ―Our research board was comprised of a mix of academicians and practitioners and made their evaluations and selections in a truly independent fashion."
The members of the 2011 independent review board included:
"BIVI was very pleased with the proposals the board selected and their additional input on disease areas we should focus on in the future," adds Stenbom. "We look forward to continuing the program in the years to come."
For more information regarding the Equine Research Awards please visit www.equinediseaseresearch.com.
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