Page 1: Introduction

You are being invited to take part in a research project carried out by the Farm Animal Resident at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Science of the University of Edinburgh. 

This study aims to investigate the incidence, epidemiology, management and risk factors of clinical mastitis in meat producing sheep flocks. ​

The final goal of the project is to identify potential management practices and/or control measures to reduce the incidence of mastitis and help farmers to improve productivity, animal welfare and profitability.

All keepers of meat producing sheep in Europe are welcome to take part in the project by answering a survey. 

The project has been reviewed and approved by the RDSVS Human Research Ethics Committee.

The questionnaire should take 20 minutes approximately. To make it easier, it is advisable to have your flock records such as culled ewes, sheep affected by mastitis or treatments administered. 

The participation is voluntary and you can opt out anytime. 

There are no known benefits or risks for you in this study.

If you have any question about the survey or the project, please contact  Alberto Luque at s2272436@ed.ac.uk. 

Thank you for your collaboration.