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Investigation of the Working Relationships of Ontario Veterinarians and their Small Ruminant Clients with a Focus on Provision of Postmortem Services

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dc.contributor.advisor Jones-Bitton, Andria
dc.contributor.advisor Menzies, Paula
dc.contributor.author Cooper, Jeanette
dc.contributor.author Cooper, Jeanette
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-17T13:16:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-17T13:16:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2019-05
dc.date.created 2019-04-26
dc.date.issued 2019-05-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/16147
dc.description.abstract There is a lack of morbidity and mortality information pertaining to adult small ruminants in Canada. The Small Ruminant Adult Mortality (SRAM) system provided support to veterinarians performing on-farm postmortems of adult small ruminants, to enhance disease surveillance and improve provision of health management advice. A novel animal health surveillance evaluation framework was developed and used to evaluate the SRAM system. The evaluation indicated that the SRAM system has great value for improving diagnosis of on-farm postmortems and for building veterinarian-producer relationships. Veterinarian and producer perceptions of health management and their working relationships were also explored, with the aim of improving use of veterinary services, including animal health surveillance-based services. Results indicated there were several barriers that prevented producers from using veterinary services. Future work should focus on developing interventions to reduce these barriers, to support the improvement of animal health surveillance and growth of the Canadian small ruminant industries. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs-University of Guelph Partnership Knowledge Translation and Transfer program, the Ontario Animal Health Network, the Gartshore Memorial Sheep Research Fund, the Ontario Veterinary College and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship program en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Program Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Surveillance en_US
dc.subject Animal Health en_US
dc.subject Small Ruminants en_US
dc.subject Postmortems en_US
dc.subject Health Management en_US
dc.subject Veterinarian-Client Relationship en_US
dc.title Investigation of the Working Relationships of Ontario Veterinarians and their Small Ruminant Clients with a Focus on Provision of Postmortem Services en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Population Medicine en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Population Medicine en_US
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