Page 1: About this questionnaire

Participant information statement

Firstly, thank you for participating in our questionnaire.

Our committed and dedicated sheep health and production group at Harper Adams University has recently been awarded funding to investigate the use of and opinions on vaccination against footrot in UK flocks.

We want to know your flock management practices, and in particular, whether you vaccinate your flock, which animals you vaccinate and what your opinions are of vaccination against footrot. Therefore, this questionnaire is applicable to both those who vaccinate for footrot and those who don't.

Please answer all questions accurately to the best of your knowledge. We are seeking meaningful and representative data that will provide a true insight into the activities and opinions of those in the UK sheep industry.

Data protection: All responses are confidential. Data will only be used for the purposes of research as explained above. Only the student researcher (Caroline Best) and other authorised researchers will have access to your responses. Data will be published anonymously and stored securely for a maximum of 6 years by Harper Adams University, before being destroyed. By participating in and completing this questionnaire, you are consenting to the collection of data, but you have the right to withdraw from this study at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline Best at

This questionnaire will take less than 15 minutes to complete. By completing this questionnaire, you are invited to enter into a prize draw to win a £100 voucher at an agricultural merchant of your choice. So grab a coffee and let's begin!