AASV Position Statement: PRRS Elimination

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a significant production-limiting and costly disease of swine that compromises both the health and welfare of pigs. 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 April 3, 2017

This statement replaces the AASV position on PRRS Eradication dated October 12, 2005 and revised on October 11, 2011.