BIVI Research Behind The Scenes

Chuck Zimmerman

Attending the Boehringer Ingelheim Flex Symposium from the corporate marketing group was Dr. Petra Maas. She is the Technical Manager for Ingelvac CircoFLEX. Her presentation was focused on a behind the scenes look at the research and development of Ingelvac CircoFLEX-MycoFLEX. She says the other speakers presented all the data, she just wanted to let attending veterinarians know more about …

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Vaccination Comparison

Chuck Zimmerman

“Qualifying Animal Responses to Various Immunization Protocols.” That’s the title of the talk given at the Boehringer Ingelheim Flex Symposium by Dr. Keith Bretey. He’s a professional services veterinarian for BIVI. He says that basically means comparing the negative side effects of different vaccines. The BIVI products Ingelvac CircoFLEX and MycoFLEX were used in the study and he says they …

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Vaccinations Make a Difference

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. Ernest Sanford came to the Boehringer Ingelheim Flex Symposium from Canada. He had some of the hottest new research to present. The title of his presentation was, “Impact of PCV2 Vaccination on Subclinical PCVAD Cases in Canada, France and U.S.” He says this topic has come up fairly recently and they’ve now got some new research data with some …

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One Dose Is Enough

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the speakers at the Boehringer Ingelheim Flex Symposium was Dr. John Kolb. I met him at the company’s Animal Health Seminar last month. His topic was “Pig Performance with Ingelvac MycoFLEX vs. Two-Dose Vaccines.” At the Flex Symposium he presented research data that compared using this new single dose product vs. some of the competition’s that required two …

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PCVAD Overview

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening speaker at the Boehringer Ingelheim Flex Symposium was Dr. Edgar Diaz, DVM. He’s a technical manager for BIVI. His task was to provide a scientific overview of PCVAD (porcine circovirus associated disease). Dr. Diaz says that they’ve found the focus to be on vaccinations recently so he was on the agenda to talk about some new research in …

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IA State Grad Receives PCVAD Research Award

Chuck Zimmerman

The other winner of the Boehringer Ingelheim PCVAD Research Awards was Brad Leuwerke, DVM. Brad is an Iowa State University graduate. Brad (center) is pictured with Klaas Okkinga, Boehringer Ingelheim (left) and Dr. Edgar Diaz, DVM, technical manager for PCVAD at BIVI (right). BIVI is providing Brad with a $25,000 cash grant for his research project: * a study to …

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Boehringer Ingelheim PCVAD Double Award

Chuck Zimmerman

There were several PCVAD Research awards presented at the Boehringer Ingelheim Flex Symposium. A double award recipient was Tanja Opriessnig, DVM, PhD, seen here in front of the attendees. BI is providing $25,000 cash grants to the winners of the PCVAD Research Awards for their projects. Tanja will be working on two different studies as follows: * a study to …

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FLEXing Boehringer Ingelheim’s Muscle

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the key people involved with the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Seminar was Gary Robertson. He’s the brand manager for Ingelvac MycoFLEX. You can actually see him sitting in the back left part of this picture during the presentations. Gary says they’ve been very fortunate to obtain CircoFLEX in ’06, MycoFLEX in ’07 and just recently, Ingelvac CircoFLEX-MycoFLEX in …

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Consider Alternative Feed/Energy Sources

Chuck Zimmerman

A very important component of a swine herd management plan is nutrition. Boehringer Ingelheim’s Swine Health Seminar featured nutritional consultant, David Funderburke. He and his wife have their own business, working with large producers domestically and internationally. In his presentation, David said that producers need to apply the technology that’s available and “push the limits” so they can capture as …

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Protecting Against Mycoplasma with Ingelvac MycoFLEX

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. John Kolb is a professional services veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim. He was on the program to talk about Ingelvac MycoFLEX. John says it’s a unique product designed to be a single dose member of the FLEX family. Because it’s part of the FLEX platform, he says it’s easy to combine with another product like CircoFLEX. This is due to …

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