The state of Indiana has reconvened its Swine Health Advisory Committee to address porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, which the state's Board of Animal Health has said is a growing problem across North America.

The board took the opportunity to gather members for the committee at a recent meeting it held to discuss PRRS. “We decided the time was right for the BOAH to host this meeting,” said Indiana state veterinarian Bret D. Marsh. “Since we last hosted a PRRS meeting, five or six years ago, we have seen many changes in the industry, in research and in the regulatory side of things to indicate now is the time to reevaluate how we handle this disease."

The committee will serve as a sounding board for industry suggestions or project proposals and will advise the BOAH on matters of regulatory action.