Laura Greiner, CVS Nutrition Director, received one of the three $35,000 2017 BI Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease. Her research proposal that will be conducted through CISS is to investigate the impact of PRRS vaccination in piglets on lifetime performance.
In addition, Laura received an additional $2,500 for the completion and release of her previous BI Award Proposal which evaluated different methods to reduce PRRS transmission in lairages.
KT Wright, an owner in multiple Carthage System farms, received the Heritage Award of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation. This award is given to a member of the AASV in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievements in swine veterinary medicine. Awardees have demonstrated their eligibility through their membership in the AASV, service to the AASV, and service to the North American swine industry. The Heritage Award is only given on an as-needed basis (not necessarily annually) when a deserving individual has been nominated and selected.