Sheep Farmer and Vet Interaction Research Study

THarding

New Member
I am still looking for as many responses as I can get to my dissertation project survey, so if you have 5 minutes I would be incredibly grateful if you could fill it in.

You do not have to solely be a sheep farmer, you can be a mixed farm with only a small sheep flock, but I want to know your opinion of a role of a vet in a flock and the interaction you have with them.

If you are a sheep farmer who solely farms sheep for any intended market or are a mixed farm with a sheep enterprise, I would be very grateful if you could complete my survey. It shouldn't take any longer than 5 minutes and will greatly aid my research.

Here is the link to the survey: https://rau.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/dissertation-survey-2

Many thanks in advance.
 
I am still looking for as many responses as I can get to my dissertation project survey, so if you have 5 minutes I would be incredibly grateful if you could fill it in.

You do not have to solely be a sheep farmer, you can be a mixed farm with only a small sheep flock, but I want to know your opinion of a role of a vet in a flock and the interaction you have with them.

If you are a sheep farmer who solely farms sheep for any intended market or are a mixed farm with a sheep enterprise, I would be very grateful if you could complete my survey. It shouldn't take any longer than 5 minutes and will greatly aid my research.

Here is the link to the survey: https://rau.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/dissertation-survey-2

Many thanks in advance.
What about other areas of the country?
Might be interesting to see as I doubt many farmers use a Vet for sheep.
 

THarding

New Member
Unfortunately for an undergraduate degree there isn't ever enough time to gather enough responses for analysis. Hopefully I will receive enough responses from the South West.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
I was at 95% filling it in and it crashed, I started again and a lot of the questions were different?? I’m not in the southwest of England but you hadn’t had many responses so far posting on here so I thought it might help you.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Dead sheep vs vet call out weighing act. It's a dead end.

Sheep farmers only want the vet to consult by phone annually so they can continue to get prescriptions. That is it.
£90 an hour apparently with call out ontop I’ve read somewhere? A ewe better be worth it, a big problem where a few are having the same problem is a different matter (fluke, toxo/enzo etc)
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Dead sheep vs vet call out weighing act. It's a dead end.

Sheep farmers only want the vet to consult by phone annually so they can continue to get prescriptions. That is it.
Do you speak from experience?:rolleyes:

I am fortunate in that my local practice (& several others locally) are quite proactive on sheep work, and encourage clients to engage with them before it gets to ‘fire brigade’ action. Obviously there are plenty locally that avoid contact with the vet at all costs, but there are quite a few that actually speak with them on occasion too.

Sorry to the OP though, i’m In Wales not the SW, so can’t respond to your survey.:(
 
Do you speak from experience?:rolleyes:

I am fortunate in that my local practice (& several others locally) are quite proactive on sheep work, and encourage clients to engage with them before it gets to ‘fire brigade’ action. Obviously there are plenty locally that avoid contact with the vet at all costs, but there are quite a few that actually speak with them on occasion too.

Sorry to the OP though, i’m In Wales not the SW, so can’t respond to your survey.:(
Come off it Neil, you dont have to have 20 years of sheep keeping experience to recognise a ewe that is worth a £90 call out fee or one thats worth the price of a shotgun cartridge.

We all know what goes on. In the past I used to hear or smell sheep before I could see em. The distinctive rustle of a flock of sheep all carrying a load of dried on mud dreadlocks because folks cant be assed to dag them is not a rare thing some years.
 

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