Your Help is Needed

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AgriFutures Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) have commissioned a research project ‘Improving the detection of parasitic infections and control strategies in horses’ to The University of Melbourne. It is anticipated that the results of this survey, together with those from other studies in the project, will help us to develop guidelines for strategic and effective control of worms in Australian Thoroughbred horses.

One of the objectives of this project is to assess the existing worm control practices used by Thoroughbred horse breeder/farm managers. The study requires one person on the farm (usually the operator or manager who looks after worm management) to complete an online questionnaire.

You can access the questionnaire by clicking on the following link:


https://is.gd/horsebreederssurvey


Your cooperation in completing this survey is invaluable and the TBA and the researchers will be very grateful for your time. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete this survey, so please help us to understand how are you controlling worms in horses on your farm? This online survey will close on the 30th April 2020.

One lucky participant will receive a 4-night accommodation voucher in the Williams Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm during the 2021 Easter Sale, so please include your mobile number at the end of the survey.

This will be an anonymous survey but if you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact Ghazanfar Abbas, PhD Student by phone (03) 9731 2060 or email (ghazanfar.abbas@student.unimelb.edu.au) or Abdul Jabbar, Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology by phone (03) 9731 2022 or email (jabbara@unimelb.edu.au).

All information collected in the survey will remain confidential as per Australian privacy laws.