Overall Survey Results:


University of Maine Cooperative Extension Survey


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The University of Maine Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension are looking for ways to improve programming in Maine that will support the equine industry.  The following "Equine Survey" is designed to identify areas where you feel additional educational information is needed.  The information received will be used to help us meet your educational goals.
Thank you for your time to complete this survey.
Donna Coffin, Extension Educator
for the UMaine Extension Livestock Team
 
1Your involvement in the horse industry. Please select all that apply.
 
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Hobby
   
68 80.9%
4-H Horse Member
   
9 10.7%
4-H Horse Leader
   
8 9.5%
Riding Instructor
   
11 13.0%
Raising Breeding Stock
   
3 3.5%
Running a Boarding Stable
   
19 22.6%
Horse Trainer
   
15 17.8%
Farrier
 
0 0.0%
Veterinarian
 
0 0.0%
 Totals84100%
2Please indicate the total number of horses normally in your care (include owned and boarded horses in your care.)
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  84
3What is the average market value of the horses normally in your care? Please indicate average value for one horse.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  81
4Please indicate your level of awareness of the following equine diseases.
 
 
 
 1 = Know nothing about this disease , 3 = Am familiar with this disease , 5 = Know a lot about this disease
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Strangles
   
84 3.3
Equine Influenza (Flu)
   
84 3.2
Eqine Rhinopneumontis, EHV-1 (Rhino)
   
82 3.3
Salmonella
   
82 2.8
Easter / Western Equine Encephalitis (EEE or WEE)
   
82 3.3
West Nile Virus
   
83 3.4
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
5Please rate your level of awareness with the following diseases.
 
 
 1 = I know nothing about this disease , 3 = I am familiar with this disease , 5 = I know a lot about this disease
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Equine Infectious Anemia
   
81 2.8
Rabies
   
84 3.8
Tetanus
   
83 3.5
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
   
82 2.0
Intestinal Parasites (Worms)
   
84 3.9
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
6Which of the following diseases do you routinely test or vaccinate for?
 
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Strangles
   
28 33.3%
Equine Influenza (Flu)
   
61 72.6%
Equine Rhinopneumonitis, EHV-1 (Rhino)
   
62 73.8%
Salmonella
 
0 0.0%
Eastern / Western Equine Encephalitis (EEE / WEE)
   
76 90.4%
West Nile Virus
   
64 76.1%
Equine INfectious Anemia
   
31 36.9%
Rabies
   
79 94.0%
Tetanus
   
61 72.6%
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
   
3 3.5%
Intestinal Parasites (Worms)
   
69 82.1%
 Totals84100%
7Are you aware that apparently healthy animals can carry and spread disease?
 
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
80 94.1%
No
   
5 5.8%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals85100%
8In which situations are you most concerned about your horse getting sick?
 
 
 1 = Not concerned , 3 = Some concern , 5 = Very concerned
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Show
   
75 2.8
Auction
   
72 2.6
Transport to a new facility
   
73 3.1
New animal introduced to the stable where my horse lives
   
77 3.1
Disease spread from stallion to mare or vice versa
   
70 2.0
Trip to veterinarian for unrelated condition
   
72 2.5
Diseases spread by people moving from farm to farm
   
76 2.9
Diseases spread by pets or wildlife
   
81 3.5
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
9How interested are you in the following educational programs aimed at preventing the spread of the following diseases?
 
 
 1 = Not interested , 2 = Somewhat interested , 3 = Interested , 4 = Very interested , 5 = Extremely interested
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Strangles
   
82 3.1
Equine Influenza (Flu)
   
83 3.1
Equine Rhinopneumonitis, EHV-1 (Rhino)
   
83 3.1
Salmonella
   
82 3.1
Eastern / Western Equine Encephalitis (EEE / WEE)
   
84 3.2
West Nile Virus
   
83 3.2
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
10How interested are you in educational programs aimed at preventing the spread of the following diseases?
 
 
 1 = Not interested , 2 = Somewhat interested , 3 = Interested , 4 = Very interested , 5 = Extremely interested
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Equine Infectious Anemia
   
83 3.2
Rabies
   
84 3.1
Tetanus
   
82 3.0
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
   
83 3.1
Intestinal Parasites (Worms)
   
82 3.3
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.
11Please rate your interest in educational programs on these general equine topics.
 
 
 
 
 1 = Not interested , 2 = Somewhat interested , 3 = Interested , 4 = Very interested , 5 = Extremely interested
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Hoof care
   
84 3.5
Equine first aid
   
84 3.7
Nutrition
   
82 3.8
Breeding and reproduction
   
84 2.0
Colic
   
84 3.7
Lameness
   
84 3.8
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


12Please your interest in educational programs on these general equine topics.
 
 
 
 
 
 1 = Not interested , 2 = Somewhat interested , 3 = interested , 4 = Very interested , 5 = Extremely interested
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Pasture Management
   
83 3.4
Poisonous Plants
   
81 3.5
Housing, Barns & Facilities
   
82 2.9
Hay Production
   
83 3.2
Business Management & Economics
   
83 2.6
Advertising My Equine Business
   
83 2.3
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


13How do you currently learn new information about horses and horse care? Click all that apply
 
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Friends and family
   
60 71.4%
My veterinarian
   
76 90.4%
Local meetings
   
24 28.5%
Statewide meetings
   
11 13.0%
Magazines
   
64 76.1%
Video tapes
   
16 19.0%
Internet
   
68 80.9%
You Tube
   
15 17.8%
Facebook
   
27 32.1%
Other
   
19 22.6%
 Totals84100%
14How far would you travel to attend an equine educational meeting of interest to you? click one
 
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
less than 50 miles
   
33 38.8%
50 to 100 miles
   
38 44.7%
100 to 200 miles
   
6 7.0%
over 200 miles
   
5 5.8%
Would not travel
   
1 1.1%
No Responses
   
22.3%
 Totals85100%
15How much would you be willing to pay for a one day educational event of interest to you? click one
 
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Up to $10
   
6 7.0%
$10 to $25
   
24 28.2%
$25 to $50
   
40 47.0%
$50 to $100
   
10 11.7%
over $100
   
4 4.7%
No Responses
   
11.1%
 Totals85100%
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The following questions are based on the total number of equines in your care. Please indicate your annual costs for hay & grain, pasture, bedding, vet & medicine, breeding, equipment, buildings & utilities, boarding costs.
 
16Annual cost for hay and grain for all the equines in my care.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  75
17Annual cost for pasture development and maintenance for all equines in my care.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  65
18Annual cost for bedding and manure removal for all equines in my care.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  68
19Annual cost for veterinary expenses and medication for all equines in my care.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  73
20Annual cost for breeding for all equines in my care.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  62
21Annual cost for training for all equines in my care.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  64
22All costs for buildings and equipment for all equines in my care.
 
 
 Number of
Responses
  64
23What county to you live in?
 
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Aroostook
   
4 4.7%
Androscoggin
   
9 10.5%
Cumberland
   
11 12.9%
Franklin
   
3 3.5%
Hancock
   
2 2.3%
Kennebec
   
15 17.6%
Knox
   
2 2.3%
Lincoln
   
2 2.3%
Penobscot
   
7 8.2%
Piscataquis
   
6 7.0%
Oxford
   
3 3.5%
Sagadahoc
   
7 8.2%
Somerset
   
2 2.3%
Waldo
   
2 2.3%
Washington
   
1 1.1%
York
   
5 5.8%
Out of state
   
2 2.3%
No Responses
   
22.3%
 Totals85100%
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