Mules, Donkeys, Other Equids


Challenges to Adopting Equids from Developing Countries

November 21, 2013

Dr. Bob Mealey describes the roadblocks to adopting working equids from developing countries. ... Read More

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Healthy working donkeys enjoy some time off by the roadside in Nyahururu, Kenya.


Workshop Aims to Reduce Disease Impact on Working Equids

November 15, 2013

Delegates will try to find ways to reduce impact of diseases on working equids.... Read More

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Healthy working donkeys enjoy some time off by the roadside in Nyahururu, Kenya.


The Long Commute to Help Working Horses and Donkeys

November 14, 2013

What are some things you’ve always wondered about working donkeys, horses, and mules in developing countries?... Read More

The tallest living horse is Big Jake, a Belgian gelding, who measured 20 hands, 2.75 inches, without shoes, at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wis., on Jan. 19, 2010.


Equine World Records Reviewed

November 14, 2013 staff has collected a sampling of some of the most interesting horse-related world records.... Read More


Scientists Work to Save Persian Onager from Extinction

November 02, 2013

Researchers recently accepted the challenge of producing onager foals via artificial insemination. ... Read More

Researchers believe the revived quagga, seen here in a London zoo in 1870, could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.


Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

September 21, 2013

This revived species could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.... Read More


UC Davis to Host Donkey Welfare Symposium

September 20, 2013

Goals of the symposium are to improve participants' knowledge of donkey behavior, physiology, and more.... Read More


Mules Rule Over Horses, Donkeys in Spatial Cognition Tests

September 16, 2013

Mules appear to have a faster capacity to navigate around objects than horses and donkeys, researchers say.... Read More


HSUS Receives Grant to Help Wild Burros

June 27, 2013

The HSUS has received a five-year $760,000 grant to help promote the protection of wild burros.... Read More


15 Miniature Horse Health Facts

June 05, 2013

Minis are a lot like big horses, but different too. Here, learn how to best care for pint-sized equids.... Read More


Castrated and Confused

April 04, 2013

Is it normal to have a gelding burro, not just mount, but actually try to mate with a jenny? ... Read More


Mules' Role as Shedders in California EHV-1 Outbreak

January 19, 2013

While equal percentages of horses and mules were exposed to EHV-1, no mules developed neurologic disease.... Read More

A donkey’s ears are tagged with reflectors in Maun, northern Botswana.


British Charity Helps Botswana's Donkeys to Glow in the Dark

November 28, 2012

Reflective ear tags should help reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving the animals at night.... Read More


Caring for Long Ears

August 01, 2012

Donkeys and mules have a reputation for being hardier than horses, but they require the same basic care.... Read More


15 Facts on Donkey Health

July 17, 2012

Aside from long ears, donkeys differ in many ways from horses, including the health conditions they encounter.... Read More


Besnoitiosis in Donkeys

May 01, 2012

Besnoitiosis is an emerging infectious disease of donkeys in the United States. ... Read More


In-Depth: Equine Lameness (AAEP 2011)

January 28, 2012

Tim Lynch, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, Fla., describes lameness topics.... Read More


Drugs and Anesthesia

March 17, 2011

Pain medication delivery, sedatives, anesthesia support, and anti-inflammatory drug safety discussed.... Read More


Anesthesia for Donkeys vs. Horses (AAEP 2010)

February 07, 2011

"Donkeys are becoming more common patients for equine veterinarians, and although it is tempting to treat a donkey like a horse, there are important differences regarding patient handling and drug dosages," cautioned Lori Bidwell, DVM, of Lexington ... Read More


The Equitarians' Vision for 2011 and the Future (AAEP 2010)

February 05, 2011

More than 100 million horses, donkeys, and mules around the world spend their days working for a living: not necessarily working on their sliding stops, tempi changes, or jumping technique, but working to provide their human families with a means of ... Read More


Zedonk Foal Turns Heads at Georgia Wildlife Preserve

July 31, 2010

What do you get when you cross a zebra and a donkey? One interesting story. Although it might sound more like a joke than an actual event, one such zebra-donkey hybrid (known as a zedonk) was born last week at a wildlife preserve in ... Read More


Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society Formed

March 24, 2010

The Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society (LADIS) was formed at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) in Memphis, Tenn., in October 2009, and the Society is current seeking interested members. ... Read More


Horse Stem Cell Conference to Draw Vets, Medical Professionals

February 24, 2010

Some 200 veterinarians, stem cell researchers and other medical professionals from throughout the United States and abroad will gather March 5-6 in the heart of California's Central Coast horse region for a groundbreaking conference on the ... Read More


Texas Group Gains Custody of Seized Donkeys, Horses

February 05, 2010

Allegedly maltreated animals recently removed from a Texas ranch will be moving to new homes now that a Fannin County judge has put them in Habitat for Horses custody.

Fannin County police and Habitat for Horses investigators removed... Read More


Mexican Donkey Welfare Aided by UK Sanctuary

January 26, 2010

A Donkey Sanctuary mobile unit working in Mexico recently met two working animals that contribute to their owners' lives in very different ways.

The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in Mexico City and the surrounding areas since... Read More