AASV Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program
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 questionnaires, databases and reports for measuring and benchmarking disease risks. There are currently two risk assessments available within PADRAP: 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 PRRS Risk Assessment may be used:
To evaluate current biosecurity protocols and/or to develop new biosecurity protocols to avoid risk.
To demonstrate improvement in biosecurity over time to help justify expenditure of resources on measures to improve biosecurity.
As an aid in the decision to initiate a project to eliminate PRRSv from a breeding herd site, or to identify modifiable risk factors in an effort to increase the likelihood that an elimination project will be successful long-term.
As an aid in the decision to use a breeding herd site to produce genetic animals.
As part of the due diligence process for purchases or contracting agreements.