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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact:

R. Kelly Schwalbe at 816-474-3166 Swine Industry Call for PRRS Research Proposals

 Boehringer Ingelheim continues annual PRRS research program in 2010

ST.. JOSEPH, Mo. (August 5, 2009) –Boehringer ST –Boe hringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Vetmedica, Inc.,

August 5, 2009

(BIVI) is again seeking research study proposals focused on one of the swine industry’ss most devastating diseases -- porcine reproductive and industry’ a nd respiratory syndrome (PRRS).

1620 N. Woodbine Road St. Joseph, Missouri

For the last seven years, BIVI has contributed at least $75,000 annually through its Advancement in PRRS Research Awards, Awards, which fund three selected research  programs. The company’s company’s PRRS research program is open to swine practitioners, diagnosticians or public and private researchers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Selected programs are designed to investigate new ways to diagnose, control and eradicate this costly swine disease. Research proposals must be submitted by January 1, 2010 20 10 and awards will be  presented during the 2010 American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Annual Meeting in Omaha. Proposals will be selected by an independent review  board based on established criteria including potential p otential economic impact to the swine industry, industry, originality and scientific quality and probability of success in completing the year-long study. study. The 2009 Advancement in PRRS Research Award Award recipients were Jerry T Torrison, orrison, DVM, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.; Darwin Reickes, Re ickes, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minn.; Spencer Wayne, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, Pipestone, Minn.; and Amber Stricker, Stricker, DVM, MS, Suidae Health and Production, Algona, Iowa.


To participate in the research program, submit a proposal, cover sheet, Curriculum Vitae and two letters of recommendation by January 1, 2010, to: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Attn: Trudy Luther  “The Advanced PRRS Research Researc h Award” Award” 5506 Corporate Dr., Suite 1600 St. Joseph, MO 64507-7752 USA For more information and complete submission instructions, please visit us at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (St. Joseph, Mo.), is a subsidiary of Boehringer  Ingelheim Corporation based in Ridgefield, Conn., and a member of the Boehringer  Ingelheim group of companies. The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 138 affiliates in 47 countries and approximately 41,300 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. In 2008, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of US $17 billion (11.6 billion billion euro) while spending approximately one-fifth of net sales in its largest business segment, Prescription Medicines, on research and development. development. For more information, please visit:  visit: .


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