Dr. Mike Roof is Executive Director of Bio-Research for Boehringer Ingelheim. His job today was to provide an overview of where the company is on the PRRS issue (Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome). He says it’s still the big problem disease and he wants producers to know that BI hasn’t given up on it. He also wants producers to know, “There’s no magic bullets for PRRS. There’s going to be incremental progress over the next few years.”
Mike says that “I learn more from these meetings than I give out” when I asked him what he’s hearing from participants. He says there’s two main things. Producers want to know about the timing of vaccine use and about maternal immunity.
Mike also says that BI is working on ten new vaccines outside of PRRS and has a growing R&D group in cattle.
You can listen to my interview with Dr. Roof here: bi-nc-08-roof.mp3