Thank you for taking the time to take part in this survey.
My name is Emily Heaton and I am a final year vet student at the University of Edinburgh interested in sheep flock health.
This project aims to assess the viability and usefulness of a maedi-visna (MV) “foundation” accreditation scheme for commercial UK sheep farmers.
This questionnaire will cover general questions about your sheep business and then specific questions regarding your opinion on a "foundation" MV accreditation scheme. There are 15 questions and it should only take about 5 minutes to complete.
This project is being carried out with the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, the University of Edinburgh.
Maedi visna (MV) information:
The maedi-visna (MV) “foundation” accreditation scheme is described briefly below:
By clicking “next” at the bottom of the page you are giving consent for your answers to be collected and used in my SRC project “An Investigation into the Attitudes of UK Commercial Sheep Farmers to Buying and Selling Sheep with Known Maedi Visna (MV) Status as Part of a "Foundation" MV Accreditation Scheme.”
All data collected is anonymous. Raw data will only be shared within the research team; data will be used in final report and other publications. Raw data will be handled under the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679. All data will be destroyed within five years of the answers being collected.
Participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and you are free to exit the survey at any time before pressing the final submit. Once you have pressed the final submit you can no longer change or withdraw your answers.
If this survey raises any concerns about maedi visna in your flock, please contact your vet for advice.
Thank you for your time.