Date Full Report Received10/01/2014
Date Abstract Report Received10/01/2014
InvestigationInstitution: University of Minnesota
Primary Investigator: Robert B. Morrison
Co-Investigators: Peter Davies
Funded ByNational Pork Board
There are approximately 20 regional PRRS projects in the United States in various stages of progress. Each coordinator has their own approach to the challenges of mapping the region, many depending on the assistance of a pharmaceutical company. The goal of this project was to develop and provide a mapping service for regional coordinators who choose to participate. The database was developed in Oracle and ArcGIS was used to develop the map. Maps are viewed in either ArcReader or ArcGIS online. Participating regional projects include N212MN, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as well as the national PRRS incidence project involving 19 production systems with 372 sites and approximately 1.2 million sows. A common legend was developed and is available to all participating regions. This service has grown to become the Swine Health Monitoring Project (SHMP) that is a disease monitoring service for the industry and has become a valuable resource for the National Pork Board.