In an effort to help swine veterinarians and producers find effective measures for managing porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), launched two PED-focused initiatives. At the recent American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual meeting in Dallas, BIVI announced a commitment to PED virus applied research and sponsorship of a PED virus information-sharing service called "PED News."

PED News is a collaboration with the Center of Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) to aggregate PED virus information from around the world.

For 2014, the applied research commitment includes up to $50,000 in research funds supporting the development of knowledge and tools targeting the practical management of the PED virus.

These two initiatives are designed to help discover, coordinate and share information related to the PED virus that may help veterinarians and producers better prevent, manage and control this disease.