The following position statements are provided for historical purposes only. A position statement on PRRS eradication was originally approved by the AASV Board of Directors on October 12, 2005. The statement has since been reviewed and revised by the AASV PRRS Task Force and the AASV Board in 2011 and 2017. Click here to view the current AASV Position Statement on PRRS Elimination, approved April 3, 2017.

 

Position statement as adopted by the Board on October 11, 2011:

AASV Position Statement: PRRS Elimination

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a significant production-limiting disease of swine that is estimated to cost the North American swine industry in excess of 664 million dollars per year. Control of the disease via traditional methods has not been effective in all cases; therefore, it is the position of the AASV that elimination of the PRRS virus from the North American swine industry is the long-term goal. The AASV will take a leadership role by partnering with the swine industry to promote collaborative PRRS virus elimination efforts at the local, regional, and national levels; communicating the need and identifying sources of funding to support such initiatives; and assisting in the transfer of new PRRS-related information and technology across its membership, in order to achieve this goal.

Approved by the AASV Board of Directors on October 11, 2011

 

Original position statement on PRRS eradication adopted by the board on October 12, 2005:

AASV establishes position statement on PRRS eradication

During its fall meeting on October 12, 2005 in Kansas City, the AASV Board of Directors adopted a position statement regarding the eradication of PRRS. Dr. Scott Dee offered a draft statement to the Board for consideration which the Board evaluated, modified and adopted. It was the opinion of the Board that PRRS eradication is the ultimate goal and the AASV should take a lead role in supporting the endeavors of researchers, practitioners and producers as they strive to achieve this goal. The Board revisited the success of the PRV eradication program and indicated that the success of that program was the direct result of stakeholder direction and involvement.

-- Harry Snelson, AASV Director of Communication

Following is the position statement adopted by the AASV Board on PRRS eradication:

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a significant production-limiting disease of swine that is estimated to cost the US industry approximately 560 million dollars per year. Control of the disease via traditional methods has not been effective in all cases; therefore, it is the position of the AASV that eradication of the disease from the North American swine industry is the long term goal. The AASV will take a leadership role by partnering with the swine industry to promote collaborative PRRS eradication efforts at the local, regional, and national levels, communicating the need and identifying sources of funding to support such initiatives, and assisting in the transfer of new PRRS-related information and technology across its membership, in order to achieve this goal.