Veterinary Public Health Institute

Completed Projects

PRRS in Upper Austria

Herd-based risk index assessment as a tool to assess the feasibility of an eradication program for the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in Upper Austria

contact person: Isabel Lechner

PRRS is still sporadically found in domestic pig holdings in Upper Austria. For this project an analysis of a dataset comprising all pig holdings in Upper Austria is performed. A herd-based risk index (Fahrion et al. 2014) is calculated to then assess the feasibility of an eradication of PRRS from Upper Austria. Furthermore, data based on a questionnaire shall reveal holding-specific risk factors for the introduction of PRRS.

This is a collaboration project between the VPHI and the University Clinic for Swine of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.