The consultation opened on 21 August 2017 and closed on 6 November 2017. 70 responses were received from organisations and individuals. Figure 1 shows a breakdown of the number of responses received by respondent type. A full list of respondents is in Annex A .
Figure 1: Respondents by type
|Type of respondent||Number|
|Industry representative bodies||11|
|Private Veterinary Surgeons||24|
|Total responding from organisations||46|
|Total responding as individuals||24|
Responses to the consultation were encouraged via Citizen Space, an online portal, which nearly all respondents used. A few respondents submitted their responses by email or in hard copy. All responses were combined onto one Excel spread sheet in order to undertake the analysis.
Where the respondent gave permission to publish, their original response can be found on the Scottish Government's website at:
Analysis of responses
The analysis of the responses is presented in the same order as the eight proposals listed in the consultation document. The consultation posed 29 questions, most containing yes/no questions with the option to add comments into a free text box.
The analysis is based on the views of those who responded to the consultation and is not necessarily representative of the wider population.