I am most grateful for financial support from Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc., the sponsor for the survey. I thank Dr. Alain Villeneuve and Dr. Sylvie Fortier, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec for organising the survey in Quebec. I acknowledge the help of a number of individuals who have provided the support for carrying out the survey and the publication of this report. To Mary Lake, Paul Briggs, Justina Slocombe, Jennifer Thompson, Jean Bagg and Gary Smith many, many thanks.