Page 1: Introduction and Consent

Welcome to the Survey

You are being invited to take part in a survey about using rapid pen-side tests to detect the pathogens that cause calf pneumonia. Before you decide whether or not to take part, it is important for you to understand why the research is being undertaken and what it will involve.  Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others, if you wish. 

A Welsh language version of this survey is also available here

What is this survey about?

This survey is contributing to a project to design a new rapid pen-side test that can be used on-farm to detect the pathogens that cause calf pneumonia. The results of the survey will help us design and market the test. The research is funded by the BBSRC. Prof. Mark Chambers at Surrey University is leading the project which involves partners at Cardiff University, Glasgow University, Global Access Diagnostics Westpoint Farm Vets and the National Farmers' Union.

Who is invited to take part in this survey?

We want to hear from vets involved in calf management about their use of diagnostic tests with calves, their experience of managing calf pneumonia and what kind of rapid tests you would like to have.

What does participation involve?

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete

Do I have to take part?

Participation is entirely voluntary and it is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. You are free to withdraw from the survey at any time.  

Will my responses be anonymous?

Yes. Your responses will be completely anonymous. 

What will we do with the information you provide?

Your anonymised responses will be pooled for analysis. Findings from the combined dataset will inform the project's aims of developing a reliable rapid test for calf pneumonia.

How will my data be stored, and who will have access to it?

The redacted dataset from this survey will be stored for at least 10 years on a secure server. A small team will have access to the anonymous and redacted dataset for the sole purpose of analysing and reporting the data. 

Data Protection

The survey is completely anonymous. Any personal data you choose to provide in your responses will be stored separately from the survey data. Anonymised research data will only be shared within the research team. Cardiff University is the Data Controller and is committed to respecting and protecting your personal data in accordance with your expectations and Data Protection legislation. Further information about Data Protection, may be found here

Who do I contact with any questions or concerns?

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Gareth Enticott at Cardiff University ( For any general queries about the project, please contact Mark Chambers at Surrey University ( 



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