PRV Eradication Video Available

A video chronicling the successful eradication of pseudorabies virus (PRV) from the U.S. domestic pig population is now available from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA).

The video, “Mission Accomplished: The Successful Eradication of Pseudorabies Virus in the United States,” was produced by NIAA with a grant from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

The state- and federal-industry eradication effort, hailed as a model for future disease eradication programs, began in 1989 when there were more than 10,000 infected herds nationally. By 2002, zero infected herds were recorded, and today all states maintain Stage V or free status.

The video features numerous industry leaders and government officials who contributed to the program’s success.

Copies are available in DVD or VHS format at no cost by contacting NIAA at (270) 782-9798 or