Would you like to have your views on dairy farm biosecurity heard?

Would you like to have your views on dairy farm biosecurity heard?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Researchers at The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science are undertaking a five year research project investigating how vaccines and biosecurity measures are used, and analysing the perspectives of British dairy farmers and veterinary surgeons.  The research is funded by AHDB Dairy, The University of Nottingham and The Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine.

As part of this project the team have conducted interviews with farmers and veterinary surgeons across Britain to collect their views. The results from these interviews have been used to produce a questionnaire to determine which biosecurity measures are being used by farmers, and how farmers perceive them. The questionnaire will allow the team to reach a greater number of dairy farmers and encompass the variation in farmers we have in Britain.

The results of this survey will be combined with findings from other parts of the project and be presented to key members of the dairy industry. The aim of the project is to develop strategies to further enable the uptake of biosecurity measures.

The questionnaires were posted out to a selected sample of dairy farmers in late December. We have already had a great response so a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has replied! If you have not yet sent your questionnaire back we would be very grateful if you could do so, as the more responses we get, the more representative the results will be.

If you have any questions about the questionnaire or the project please contact Imogen Richens, University of Nottingham at imogen.richens@nottingham.ac.uk or on 0115 951 6743.

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