My name is Holly Vickery, and I am a PhD student at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
There is currently very little information on management systems for goats worldwide, and even less which focuses explicitly on the husbandry of kids that are reared artificially (away from their mothers).
My research is looking at how we can improve the welfare and productivity of artificially reared goat kids with a focus on milk feeding and weaning methods.
It is important to me that my research can be used to inform practice on-farm and is therefore essential that results are feasible for farmers to implement. This questionnaire aims to understand what practices are currently used on-farm and identify areas in which changes could be made.
There is no geographical limit on this survey, so wherever you are – if you’re artificially rearing goat kids, you are able to participate!
The survey should only take about 10 minutes of your time to complete.
Please participate in my survey if you’re able to https://reading.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/questionnaire-to-identify-methods-used-to-artificially-rea
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