Questionnaire

This questionnaire forms part of a study which aims to evaluate the impact of repetitive practice on lameness detection skills. By filling in this questionnaire you are implying that you understand that your participation in the study is entirely voluntary. You also have the right to refrain from answering any question you choose. All data collected will be held anonymously.



1. What is your background?
- Horse owner
- Horse back rider or active in other horse-related sports
- Veterinarian in mixed practice
- Veterinarian in equine practice
- Veterinarian in equine referral hospital
- Veterinary student
- Equine Science / Animal Science student or student of related field
- Other (please state)




2. How old are you?



3. Have you had previous experience with equine lameness assessment? Yes No

If yes, how would you rate your expertise level? (0 - novice, 10 - expert)
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If yes, how many horses do you evaluate per year?



4. How difficult did you find the lameness assessment task of this module?
a) when you started this module's training? (0 - very easy, 10 - very difficult)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

b) after you completed this module's training? (0 - very easy, 10 - very difficult)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10




5. How much did you enjoy this module? (0 - not at all, 10 - very much)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10




6. How much do you feel using this module has improved your skills? (0 - not at all, 10 - a lot)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10




7. Please state how much you agree with the following statements: Training has ...

...helped me to learn how to visually examine a lameness strongly disagree disagree neutral agree strongly agree
...improved my ability to differentiate between a sound and a lame horse strongly disagree disagree neutral agree strongly agree
...improved my ability to identify a lame horse strongly disagree disagree neutral agree strongly agree
...improved my ability to correctly detect the lame limb strongly disagree disagree neutral agree strongly agree
...improved my ability to identify a mild lameness strongly disagree disagree neutral agree strongly agree
...improved my confidence in performing a visual lameness examination strongly disagree disagree neutral agree strongly agree
...improved my confidence in determining the correct limb as lame strongly disagree disagree neutral agree strongly agree




8. Please indicate what you find more difficult:
be sure that a horse is really sound
be sure that a horse is really lame




9. If you are not sure about a horse, what is your preference for categorising the horse?
declare it lame
declare it sound




10. Which one thing did you like the most about the material?




11. Which one thing did you like the least about the material?




12. Do you have any other comments relating to this module?