History of PRRS Risk Assessment Development

History of Development

  • Mid-2003: Design and development of the PRRS Risk Assessment was done at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica – work began in mid-2003. PRRS Risk Assessment was initially designed using Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
  • March 2005: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica offered to gift the tool to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV)
  • March 2006: AASV, with support from National Pork Board (NPB) accepted the gift
  • September 2006: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Supply Veterinary Medicine entered into an agreement with AASV to establish the Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP) to develop, manage and promote disease risk assessment tools and databases of completed risk assessments held by AASV
  • November 2007: Launch of web application
  • February 2008: AASV PADRAP Advisory Committee was created
  • March 2009: Addition of PRRS Risk Assessment for the Growing Pig Herd
  • May 2011: Unveiling of PADRAP on the new “dot NET” framework
  • December 2011: Addition of the Canadian National Biosecurity Standards questions and reports for production systems in Canada
  • Currently: Development of version 3 of the PRRS Risk Assessment for the Breeding Herd continues

Major Milestones Reached

  • November 2007: Obtained funding to develop version 3 of the PRRS risk assessment for the breeding herd
  • November 2007: Obtained funding to develop PRRS risk assessment for grow-finish herds: November 2007
  • November 2007: New PADRAP website introduced
  • January 2008: Developed and implemented on-line training program for web version of PADRAP: January 2008
  • June 2010: Received funding from the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board for enhancement of reporting and analytical capabilities in PADRAP for use in the Canadian National Biosecurity Program
  • December 2011: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Harrisvaccines, Inc., National Pork Producers Council and Newport Laboratories sponsor PADRAP website