CategorySwine Health - General Disease
Date Full Report Received09/30/2010
Date Abstract Report Received09/30/2010
InvestigationInstitution: Iowa State University
Primary Investigator: Derald Holtkamp
Co-Investigators: Annette O’Connor, Dale Polson, Tom Burkgren, Jamie Melody, Christine Mowrer, Tiffany Yoder
Funded ByNational Pork Board
The American Association of Swine Veterinarian’s (AASV) Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP) is an epidemiologically-based initiative to help producers and veterinarians manage disease risks faced by North American swine industry. It offers a set of risk assessment questionnaires, databases and reports for measuring and benchmarking disease risks. With funding from the National Pork Board there are now two risk assessments available within PADRAP: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Risk Assessment for the Breeding Herd and PRRS Risk Assessment for Growing Pig Herd. PADRAP is designed to easily accommodate risk assessments for other swine disease, other stages of production and even other species. The purpose of this project was to complete the development of PADRAP online and to develop two new risk assessment surveys to be offered through the program, Breeding Herd (version 3.0) and Grow-finish Herd (version 1.0). The new risk assessment surveys were developed from literature, biosecurity and other risk assessments by teams of veterinarians and researchers who are experts in their respective fields. More information about PADRAP may be obtained at www.padrap.org.