Web-based PRRS Risk Assessment
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP) was initiated in 2006. Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Supply Veterinary Medicine provides program coordination to develop, manage and promote disease risk assessment tools and databases of completed risk assessments held by AASV.
What is PADRAP?
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 surveys and reports for measuring and benchmarking disease risks. There are currently two risk assessments available within PADRAP:
Some of the ways PADRAP has been applied:
Results – Benchmarking Reports
PADRAP Online allows trained veterinarians to submit assessments for sites and immediately view and print benchmarking reports.
An example of a Risk Quadrant Report is shown below. Each dot on the Risk Quadrant Report is the average internal (bio-management of virus already present) and external risk (bio-exclusion of virus not present) index scores for a given site. The red dots represent the production system of interest and blue dots represent the most current survey for all other sites assessed in the database.
For more information:
To enroll for training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the AASV office at 515-465-5255. Membership in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians is required. Associate members are also eligible.
Ongoing financial support for the program is provided by the AASV, National Pork Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture, PRRS-CAP (USDA, NIFA Award 2008-55620-19132) and Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.