2019 Recipients

Alyssa Betlach, DVM
Swine Vet Center, Saint Peter, Minnesota

Juan Sanhueza, DVM, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Mariana Kikuti, DVM, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease

The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD) from Boehringer Ingelheim funds collaborative, field-applicable research focused on answering key questions related to porcine respiratory diseases.

Since the AWARRD program’s inception more than 15 years ago, it has helped advance the industry’s knowledge of and ability to control diseases including porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp), porcine circovirus Type 2 (PVC2) and influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S).

Swine Research Award Past Recipients

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.