Appendix 1: North American Manure Expo – Manure Applicators PED Questionnaire Page 1 of 4
The purpose of this survey is to gather anonymous information from custom manure applicators that will be used during a presentation at the North American Manure Expo, July 9, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri (www.manureexpo.org) and at the extension.org/LEC PEV webinar, July 18. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated and is valuable in that it will be added to a database to determine ways to address the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PED).
The appearance of PED in North America presents significant challenges for custom manure applicators. Since the virus is primarily spread by fecal-oral contact and can survive in manure for extended periods of time, it is possible for the disease to be spread by any object that becomes contaminated with infected pig manure. To ensure the anonymity of individual responses, results for a given geographic area (state, province or region) will only be reported if there are at least five respondents in the reporting area. Please return completed surveys at the Expo to John or Kevin Erb. If you scan the survey, please e-mail to email@example.com. or call John at 204 471-5514
For this entire survey, think ONLY of your swine clients.
How many SWINE farms do you serve?
One or more
What % of your swine clients have talked to you about the PED Virus mentioned it, expressed concern or asked you to change your practices?
Less than 10%
> 10% but less than 1/3
Between 1/3 and 2/3
Between 2/3 and 100%
For your SWINE clients only, what percentage of the barns that you spread for are you currently aware are PED positive?
Less than 10%
11% to 20%
21% to 30%
Greater than 30%
Please indicate the state or province in which most of your swine manure application business occurs.
How do you know that your staff understand and follow your bio-security protocols? How confident are you that they are following these protocols when you are not on site?