2016 Swine Research Award Recipients

The Respiratory Disease Research Board, with support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has selected three research proposals to fund as part of its 2016 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease program. These research proposals are funded at $35,000 each. Read more

Dr. Mike Murtaugh
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Dr. Daniel Linhares
DVM, MBA, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Dr. Luis Ochoa (represented by Bill Hollis)
MS, Ph.D., Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, Carthage, Illinois

Dr. Daryl Olsen on research grant funding


Dr. Daryl Olsen with AMVC Management Services gives his perspective on the major developments that have resulted from research projects funded by BIVI for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). He discusses how the research has been implemented in the field and what it means to producers.

Swine Research Award Past Recipients


View previous PRRS Research Awards.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is dedicated to supporting knowledge generation through the swine research award program with more than 40 projects and $1 million funded over 13 years.


Meet the Board


“By implementing the key learnings from the research funded by the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, producers and veterinarians can more effectively stabilize their herds and manage the disease with less impact on production.” – Dr. Montse Torremorell, University of Minnesota

"PRRS has proved to be a tough opponent and the BIVI Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease is helping the industry and practitioners understand the complexities of the virus." – Dr. Tim Loula, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minn.