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CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH
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Equine Healthcare Industry Survey: Current management practices and assessment of new HEALTH flash program.
You are asked to participate in a research study conducted by Gayle Ecker, Jackie Bellamy and Henrietta Coole from Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph.
If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact Gayle Ecker by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (519) 824-4120 ext. 56678.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of the study is to learn more about horse owners’ current healthcare management practices, assess the effectiveness of the first year of our pilot program, HEALTH flash and help us shape the program moving forward to help horse caregivers give the best possible care to their horses.
If you volunteer to participate in this study you will complete the survey provided to you either by email (through the link provided) or downloaded from the Equine Guelph website. The survey should take approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete.
POTENTIAL RISKS AND DISCOMFORTS
The nature of the survey is such that questions should not cause you any type of discomfort or distress. However, if you do encounter a question that you would prefer not to answer just leave the question blank and move on.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS AND/OR TO SOCIETY
Participants in this study will be furthering our knowledge of current healthcare management practices and attitudes in the industry. Results of the proposed study will help us improve our communications tool, HEALTH flash, which offers useful healthcare information to horse caregivers.
PAYMENT FOR PARTICIPATION
All participants will be given the option to provide their email address at the end of the survey to enter a draw to win one of two 2 gift certificates for the next offering of any one of Equine Guelph’s three eWorkshops: Colic Prevention, Biosecurity or Horse Behaviour and Safety (each valued at $75.00). The probability of winning would be 1 in 250.