Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Research Award Recipients

Each researcher will receive a grant of $15,000 to study equine infectious diseases during 2014.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has selected five equine researchers as recipients of its 2013 Advancement of Equine Research Awards.

Each researcher will receive a grant of $15,000 to study the diagnosis, pathogenesis, transmission, control, and/or prevention of equine infectious diseases during 2014. An independent panel of equine practitioners, university professors and veterinary medicine researchers selected the recipients from among numerous proposals. The awards were announced Dec. 9 at the American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

“Infectious diseases are an ongoing challenge for equine practitioners and horse owners, which is why they have always been a high priority for our company,” says Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, equine technical manager for BIVI. “Along with our review board, I am impressed by both the quality of this year’s proposals and the innovative approaches to the problem. We look forward to working with these outstanding researchers to find practical solutions that ultimately can improve the quality of life for horses

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