Dear extension office members,
I am the second-year One Welfare resident at Ohio State University’s One Welfare and Sustainability Center (OWSC) through the College of Veterinary Medicine. I am conducting a survey-based research project for my master’s degree and am asking for your help in distribution to stakeholders you may work with, or know, in production animal industries.
The main objectives of this project are to assess stakeholder knowledge and experience on the wellbeing of the animals in their respective production animal industries, as well as the various environmental conditions the animals they work with may encounter. The goal is to identify issues within animal production where animal health and welfare professionals can aide in achieving practical, sustainable measures for the longevity of the industries.
Only stakeholders in production animal industries that reside in the United States and are over the age of 18 are eligible to participate. Stakeholders include managers, animal handlers, corporate associates, veterinarians, farmers, or anyone who has stake, or works in, production animal industries. Responses to the survey are confidential and anonymous. Please see and share the attached flyer with information on how to take the survey.
For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not a member of the research team, you may contact the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.