Got Poultry or Livestock on a Small-Scale Farm or Backyard?

Aug 19, 2019

Got Poultry or Livestock on a Small-Scale Farm or Backyard?

Aug 19, 2019

Small scale livestock - most from USDA Flickr
Raising backyard poultry and livestock is a growing phenomenon in the United States. The recent changes in legislation (e.g. VFD and SB-27) increases the importance of developing a Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) between backyard producers and veterinarians in order to maintain access to antimicrobials. One of the most recognized challenges faced by small-scale livestock producers is the lack of access to technical information and veterinary oversight.

As part of the UCCE's commitment to helping build a more resilient community, the UCCE is partnering with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to hold a series of workshops throughout Northern California to provide backyard producers with information on animal health and biosecurity, antimicrobial use, and ways to comply with new federal and state antimicrobial regulations. This work is being funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

We are conducting a survey that is part of the Healthy Animals, Healthy People workshop series on animal health and antimicrobial use for backyard producers. This questionnaire asks about the specific practices and perceptions that you apply to your animals' health, husbandry, and antimicrobial use. This survey also seeks to identify whether your knowledge about these topics changed after attending the regional workshops.

The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time and the provided information will be kept strictly confidential. We will not connect your name with your responses. This study is being conducted for research and outreach purposes. You can choose not to participate or can quit the survey at any time. 

This research has been reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (“IRB”). You may talk to an IRB staff member at (916) 703-9151 or IRBAdmin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu if you have questions about your rights as a research subject. If you have any other questions, please contact the questionnaire administrator, Jasmin Bardales, at jabardales@ucdavis.edu, or the principal investigator, Dr. Alda Pires.

Small-scale and Backyard Livestock/Poultry Survey


By Alda Pires
Author - Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension
By Karen Giovannini
Editor - Agriculture Ombudsman

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