This control methodology has been successfully implemented in pig farms for controlling PRRSv regardless size and location. The 5-step approach includes identifying the desired goals in each farm, determining PRRS status, understanding current constrains in the farm or production system, developing solutions and implementing and monitoring preferred solutions.
The 5-step process extends from initial contact with the producer, through implementation of a solution and monitoring results.
This process goes through the following initial steps:
- Working with the producer/veterinarian to identify clear and attainable goals.
- Determining the current status of the herd and specific flows.
- Understanding constraints and risks for PRRS infection in the producer’s specific situation.
Then, working together to develop the best solution options for a particular operation:
- For implementing and monitoring the chosen solution.