AASV Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program

PADRAP Website to be Discontinued

March 27, 2018

The Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP) website will no longer be available as of July 1, 2018. Support will be provided for current users and their data for a limited time in order to allow for benchmarking reports and raw data to be downloaded before shutting down completely. Once the website is deactivated the program and all data will be archived but not available to users. We appreciate your support and use of the tool and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

To best serve you, all inquires and requests should be directed through the program coordinators listed at the end of this announcement.

Directions for obtaining your benchmarking reports and raw data can be found in the PADRAP training manual online http://vdpambi.vdl.iastate.edu/padrap/pages/download.aspx?id=71 on pages:
- To create benchmarking reports - page 22
- To export benchmarking reports - page 24
- To export raw data to a spreadsheet - page 31

Please export and save all the information you need before July 1st. If you need assistance the coordinators will be happy to assist in retrieving your information by the deadline.

Assistant Coordinator/Technical Support:
Chris Mowrer
515-205-9636 cell
515-294-8703 office

Program Coordinator:
Derald Holtkamp
515-294-9611 office

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:
  1. To evaluate current biosecurity protocols and/or to develop new biosecurity protocols to avoid risk.
  2. To demonstrate improvement in biosecurity over time to help justify expenditure of resources on measures to improve biosecurity.
  3. 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.
  4. As an aid in the decision to use a breeding herd site to produce genetic animals.
  5. As part of the due diligence process for purchases or contracting agreements.
PADRAP is sponsored by

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