Veterinary Public Health Institute

Completed Projects

PRRS import risk assessment

Risk assessment: introduction of PRRS virus into Switzerland via import of boar semen from foreign countries

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Contact person: Christina Nathues

Duration: start in June 2011

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The project included the evaluation of importing companies and exporting boar studs involved in terms of their import practices, additional requirements and monitoring schemes. With this data, a quantitative risk assessment is conducted to determine the likelihood of a semen dose to be positive for PRRSV when imported to Switzerland, and infect a Swiss sow herd..