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Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD)

The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease offers awards to researchers and practicing veterinarians that support applied research related to porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) for the benefit of the swine industry. Research proposals may be related to respiratory diseases like porcine circovirus type2 (PCV2), Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).

During the last 13 years, Research Awards totaling $1.1 million supported development of less costly, additional diagnostic testing and sampling processes, identified more effective biosecurity practices, sought to better understand virus transmission and developed risk assessment tools, therapeutic intervention programs and vaccination strategies.

Research award recipients are chosen by an independent group of swine veterinarians and researchers, with financial support provided by Boehringer Ingelheim.

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