Please tell us what you’d like to know about U.S. goat health issues!

Thank you in advance for providing input for the National Animal Health Monitoring System's (NAHMS) Goat 2019 study. You are in a unique position to know the information needs of the U.S. goat industry and to determine which issues should be the focus in the upcoming study. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. There is a section at the end where you can add general comments. Thank you for your responses.

Please complete by September 8, 2017.

* 2. Indicate your primary involvement with the goat industry:

* 3. Indicate your secondary involvement, if any, with the goat industry: (If "none," check "Not applicable.")

* 4. If you are a producer, what type of goat(s) do you raise on your operation? (Select all that apply.)

* 5. Please select the industry below in which you invest the most resources (time, labor, money). (If you selected multiple groups in question 3 but invest in them all equally, select "Other" and specify the industry sectors.)

* 6. If you are a goat owner, how many adult goats (>1 year of age) do you have today?

* 7. Please rank the top three topics that you would like to have as the focus of the NAHMS Goat 2019 study. (There is an "Other" option at the bottom of the list if you would like to add a topic.)

  1 (highest) 2 3 (lowest)
Antimicrobial use/resistance
Availability of approved pharmaceuticals and vaccines
Biosecurity/disease prevention
Cost of disease and preventive practices
Doe health/management
Export markets
Food safety
Foreign animal disease
Importation of goat products
Infectious disease
Kid health/management
Marketing of milk, meat, fiber
Nutrition/feed management
Organic meat/milk production
Predator control
Quality assurance/residue avoidance
Raw milk production
Reproductive health/management
Traceability/animal identification
Veterinarians--use and availability
Veterinary feed directive
Other

* 8. If you chose Veterinary feed directive as a priority in question 7, please specify your primary concern:

* 9. For each of the three highest ranked topics identified in question 7, give a specific question or topic to be addressed:

* 10. Please rank the top three topics of focus for disease, disorder, or pathogen issues that you believe present the greatest risk on your operation (or the operation that you work with, if you are not a producer). (There is an "Other" option at the bottom of the list if you would like to add a topic.)

  1 (highest) 2 3 (lowest)
Abortions
Border disease (hairy shaker disease)
Brucellosis
Cache Valley fever
Campylobacter
Caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE)
Caseous lymphadenitis (CL)
Cystic ovarian disease
External parasites
Internal parasites
Johne's disease (Mycobacterium paratuberculosis)
Lameness/hoof health/foot rot
Mastitis/udder health
Metabolic diseases
Nutritional disorders
Overeating disease (Clostridium perfringens type D)
Pregnancy toxemia
Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)
Reproductive disorders
Respiratory disease
Salmonella
Scours
Scrapie
Soremouth (orf, contagious ecthyma)
Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
White muscle disease
Other

* 11. For each of the three highest ranked disease, disorder, or pathogen topics identified in question 10, give a specific question or topic to be addressed:

* 12. Please rank the top three incentives you believe would encourage goat producers to participate in the upcoming Goat 2019 study. (There is an "Other" option at the bottom of the list if you would like to add an incentive.)

  1 (highest) 2 3 (lowest)
Biosecurity assessment
Bulk milk testing
Feed/forage analysis
Individual animal testing for disease agents (e.g., Johne's disease, Q fever)
Parasite testing/resistance testing
Soil testing for minerals

* 13. Which do you believe represents the greatest risk or burden to your operation's viability (or the industry you work in if you do not own an operation)?

* 14. Please provide any other comments you may have regarding the Goat 2019 study:

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