Request for participation in JD control survey.

Dr. Paul Burden is a large animal veterinarian having worked in dairy practice in Australia and currently enrolled in the MSc programme at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada.

He is researching the factors that influence decision making regarding Johne’s disease (JD) control on dairy farms and addresses the benefits and drawbacks of JD control policy, as perceived by Australian dairy farmers.

If you would like to participate in this survey click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Australian_Dairy_Farmers_Attitudes_to_JD_Control

The objectives are to (a) understand perceived catalysts and barriers to JD control, (b) understand the role of a vaccine in a control strategy, and (c) how the learnings from Australian JD control programs may apply to JD control in Canada.

The survey asks farmers to answer a series of questions regarding dairy farm characteristics, animal health and biosecurity, attitudes and perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of JD control programs, and some basic demographics. All responses are anonymous and will be aggregated; no individual responses will be identifiable.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to know more about the study, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Burden paul.burden1@ucalgary.ca. You can also visit the homepage of the bigger project which my research forms a part of at http://revampvaccines.ca