#04-208

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Date Full Report Received

11/15/2006

Date Abstract Report Received

07/22/2008

Investigation

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Regional spread of PRRS and other swine diseases continues to place a major burden on North American swine producers. Advances in computers and communications technology are creating new opportunities for managing information about disease spread in geographical regions. This project sought to integrate some of these advances and develop tools that may be of help to swine veterinarians, producers, and the broader industry in managing current and emerging swine health problems. The major component of the project is an internet based disease mapping tool that enables veterinarians to rapidly explore maps of swine farms throughout the state. It also provides the capability for veterinarians to confidentially share information about disease status of farms in a region. The system developed is positioned to provide a practical tool for activities of the Minnesota PRRS Eradication Task Force.