Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph are currently conducting a study on the awareness of current research among members of Ontario’s horse industry (though international responses are welcome!). The study aims to measure who in the equine industry is accessing University of Guelph research, how they are accessing it, and whether the information changes their practices. In order to assess this we are asking members of the industry (riders, athletes, owners, veterinarians, and equine business owners) to complete a short online survey. In it you will be asked about your involvement with the horse-industry and your sources for horse-related information and any experiences with University of Guelph equine research. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary and anonymous and should take no more than 30 minutes. If you are under the age of 18 please seek consent from your parent or guardian before completing this survey.
Below you will find the link to the survey, which contains an information letter describing the project and your role as a participant. I encourage you to read the information letter before completing the survey, and please do not hesitate to contact the research team with any questions you may have. You can contact the principal investigator Professor Jeff Thomason at firstname.lastname@example.org, or student investigator Erin Massender at email@example.com.
The survey will close on February 1, 2015.
Thank you very much for your time,