Horse Industry Welfare Survey
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The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is conducting a survey to determine public perception of the horse industry relating to welfare and use. This information is very important to us so we can better understand how the horse industry and its practices are viewed. Completion of the survey will take approximately 8 minutes. Your participation is greatly appreciated. 
Response to this survey is voluntary and not required by law, but your completed survey responses are important. We believe there are no known risks to you from participating in this study. There are no direct benefits or compensation to you for participating in this study. Participants in the study should be 18 years of age or older, and residents of the United States. Please complete the survey as soon as possible. Should you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the University of Tennessee’s IRB office at (865) 974-7697.
We will do our best to keep data from this survey confidential. To help protect your responses, we will store information within password-protected computer files, accessible only by the faculty conducting this survey. The survey is anonymous, and thus your name or other identifiable information will not be asked of you, included with your response, or distributed during any reporting of the information collected. 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study please contact Dr. Jennie Ivey at (865) 974-3157 or jzivey@utk.edu. Thank you for your participation! 

Sincerely, 
Jennie L. Ivey, PhD, PAS
Assistant Professor; Equine Extension Specialist
University of Tennessee

UTK IRB-18-04772-XM
IRB Approval 10/30/2018