Hi, i am a student from Hadlow College doing my Extended Diploma in Horse Management and i am in my final year. For my research I have chosen “Which weaning technique is most popular and the reason for it.”I would be very grateful if you can spare a few minutes to complete my questionnaire as this will help towards my project.
Please can you answer each question fully and in detail. Thank You.
Q1.) At what age do you wean your foal? Tick your answer below
a)- 3 months
b)- 4 months
c)- 5 months
d)- 6 months
e)- Other (Specify)
Q2.) What weaning technique do you use?
a)- Gradual (Go to Q3.)
b)- Abrupt (Go to Q4.)
Q3.) If gradual, what is your method of weaning your foal?
a)- Paddock weaning (Group of mares and foals, take a mare out one at a time)
b)- Fence line weaning (Mare and foal separated by fence line)
c)- Take mare away for a period of time
d)- Put mare in the next stable
e)- Use a nanny when mare is taken away
f)- Other (Specify)
Q4.) If abrupt, what is your method of weaning your foal?
a)- Put foal with a nanny
b)- Take mare away and leave the foal on its own
c)- Put the foal with other foals
d)- Other (specify)
Q5.) Do the facilities you have determine which weaning method you use? If yes, what facilities do you have?
Q6.) Why do you prefer to use Gradual or Abrupt?
Thank you for filling out my questionnaire.