Pork Industry Honors Service and Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Pork Industry Forum last week in Orlando, the National Pork Board honored individuals for their service and leadership to the industry. North Carolina State University animal science professor Dr. William “Billy” Flowers received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the pork industry. Working to prepare the next generation, his teaching responsibilities include an …

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Swine Health Monitoring Project Update

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium took place over the weekend in Chicago, IL and researchers and swine vets from across the globe gathered to continue the control of the deadly swine disease. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) once again sponsored a session focused on prevention. Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota, started off the morning by giving an update on …

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Talia Goes

Leading swine veterinarians address overall vaccination compliance issues critical to effectively managing Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and porcine circovirus in the latest At the Meeting (ATM) program, produced by Dr. Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota. Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, announced the company will purchase the Titanium and Master Guard brands from AgriLabs. Steve Lambert, Oroville, Calif. …

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PRRS Control Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year when we interviewed Dr. Bob Morrison with the University of Minnesota at the first PRRS control seminar sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) he said they were “just at the beginning of this process to create area and regional PRRS control.” At the second seminar held last week, Morrison said, “We’re one year further ahead, one year more …

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Time Is Right For PRRS Control

Chuck Zimmerman

The man who is keeping the program running here today at the BI Foundations Seminar is Dr. Bob Morrison. He’s our emcee and right now as I post this, our panel leader. I spoke with him on our break to learn more about what BI is trying to accomplish. He says that by bringing together presentations on various aspects of …

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Boehringer Ingelheim Funds PRRS Research

Laura McNamara

As the swine industry continues raising awareness for the need of porcine reproductive and respitory syndrome, or PRRS, Boehringer Ingelheim continues its annual PRRS research award program. The year marks the sixth year of Boehringer Ingelheim’s funding of PRRS research. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) is again seeking research study proposals on the topic of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome …

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2007 PRRS Research Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

The folks at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. have announced the recipients of its 2007 Advancement in PRRS Research Awards. This year’s selected research programs focus on the development of monitoring and sample diagnostic guidelines, risk factors and transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). Each year $75,000 is awarded to support three separate studies by independent swine researchers and …