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VRI is a niche contract research organization (CRO) that executes research projects on behalf of biological/pharmaceutical firms in support of products (vaccines, injectable pharmaceuticals, feed grade pharmaceuticals, water delivered pharmaceuticals, and others) used in both the swine and cattle industry. 

Services Provided

  • Experimental Design and Protocol Development

  • All Aspects of Animal Study Execution

  • IACUC Preparation and Approval 

  • Clinical Signs Evaluation

  • Macroscopic Lesion Score

  • Challenge Material Preparation 

  • Diagnostic(s) Assays (Collaboration with AAVLD  Laboratories)

Types of Projects

  • Proof of Concept

  • Vaccination/Challenge Efficacy Studies

  • Challenge Model Development

  • Dose Determination/Confirmation

  • Post Approval Marketing

  • Feed Consumption/Efficiency 

Disease Challenge Models

  • PRRS

  • Influenza virus

  • PCV2b, PCV2d

  • PCV3

  • PEDV

  • TGEV

  • Rotavirus

  • Teschovirus

  • Mycoplasma hyorhinis

  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae

  • Brachyspira sp.

  • Lawsonia intracellularis

  • Streptococcus suis

  • E. Coli

  • Salmonella sp.


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