TABLE 3:

Questionnaire responses regarding farmers’ uptake, motivation and communication regarding vaccination of cattle in the UK

Respondent type
Total*% (n) Dairy % (n)Beef % (n)
Have you vaccinated your cattle in the past year?
 Yes 86 (229/266)95 (107/113) 79 (73/92)
 No 14 (37/266)5 (6/113) 21 (19/92)
Motivation to vaccinate†
 Losses49 (88/180)52 (50/96)50 (35/70)
 Veterinary advice26 (47/180)25 (24/96)29 (20/70)
 To control disease15 (27/180)8 (8/96)20 (14/70)
 Disease testing/monitoring12 (22/180)18 (17/96)4 (3/70)
 Requirement for shows/sales5 (9/180)0 (0/96)11 (8/70)
 Have always used3 (5/180)5 (5/96)1 (1/70)
Motivation not to vaccinate†
 Did not perceive there to be a problem65 (17/26)50 (3/6)71 (12/17)
 Tests were found to be negative15 (4/26)33 (2/6)12 (2/17)
 Closed herd11 (3/26)17 (1/6)12 (2/17)
 Cost15 (4/26)33 (2/6)12 (2/17)
Did you discuss use of the vaccine with your supplier in the last year?
 Yes66 (129/195)65 (69/106)69 (50/72)
If yes, what was discussed?†
 Cost46 (59/129)52 (36/69)42 (21/50)
 Individual farm advice36 (46/129)35 (24/69)33 (17/50)
 Procedure31 (40/129)32 (22/69)31 (15/50)
 Efficacy11 (14/129)10 (7/69)13 (7/50)
 Other products/availability10 (13/129)7 (5/69)15 (8/50)
 Risks1 (1/129)0 (0/69)2 (1/50)
  • *Includes dairy, beef, mixed and unallocated respondents

  • †Data derived from open questions with responses grouped using thematic analysis methods