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BsalResearcher

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Hi everyone! Please delete and message me if not allowed! (Cross-posting this)

I'm seeking participants for a research study on the current practices and knowledge of amphibian pet owners, amphibian pet store owners, amphibian breeders or suppliers, amphibian hobbyists, and veterinarians. The goal is to gather information for decision-makers from important stakeholder groups regarding the deadly salamander fungus, Bsal. We hope to use this information to create policies that reflect the wants and needs of stakeholders. This is an opportunity to voice your concerns, what you are in favor of, and what you are NOT in favor of as well.

If you and/or someone you know owns an amphibian and would be interested in taking part in a short interview(30min) OVER THE PHONE, fill out a brief survey at https://tinyurl.com/yx3jdpgh or contact me (haddock4@msu.edu) and Dr. Alexa Warwick(awarwick@msu.edu). A $15 gift card will be given to participants and anonymity is guaranteed. Feel free to ask me any questions over email!

This study is funding by the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resource's Undergraduate Research Program.
 

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Volunteered. Always glad to help out another researcher. However, I'm a Canadian, so my participation may not be desirable. Still, happy to help in a limited way.
 

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Filled out the form, I'm just a hobbyist so im not sure how much help I can be but I'm open to being interviewed.
 

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I highly recommend people participate in the study. I did earlier, and it was particularly well conducted, with pertinent questions and avid discussion regarding Bsal. The subject matter is extremely important to hobbyists, and it is the type of research that will likely go on to inform government action with regard to regulation of amphibian husbandry.
 

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I highly recommend people participate in the study. I did earlier, and it was particularly well conducted, with pertinent questions and avid discussion regarding Bsal. The subject matter is extremely important to hobbyists, and it is the type of research that will likely go on to inform government action with regard to regulation of amphibian husbandry.
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement!
 
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