2019 Swine Research Award Recipients

Three outstanding research proposals have been selected to receive the Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) 2019 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease. These proposals will each receive a $35,000 award.  Read more

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

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

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.