Mules, Donkeys, Other Equids
Meet two residents of The Donkey Sanctuary's blind donkey herd: 24-year-old Teddy and his sighted companion, Lucky.
Photo by Erica Larson, News Editor
Meet Tessa, a 49-year-old Donkey living out her golden years at The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, Devon, England.
Photo by Erica Larson, News Editor
February 03, 2014
The BLM is hoping the public can help identify those responsible for the shooting deaths of two wild burros.... Read More
December 12, 2013
The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More
December 02, 2013
My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More
November 15, 2013
Delegates will try to find ways to reduce impact of diseases on working equids.... Read More
November 14, 2013
TheHorse.com staff has collected a sampling of some of the most interesting horse-related world records.... Read More
November 02, 2013
Researchers recently accepted the challenge of producing onager foals via artificial insemination. ... Read More
September 21, 2013
This revived species could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.... Read More
September 20, 2013
Goals of the symposium are to improve participants' knowledge of donkey behavior, physiology, and more.... Read More
September 16, 2013
Mules appear to have a faster capacity to navigate around objects than horses and donkeys, researchers say.... Read More
June 27, 2013
The HSUS has received a five-year $760,000 grant to help promote the protection of wild burros.... Read More
April 04, 2013
Is it normal to have a gelding burro, not just mount, but actually try to mate with a jenny? ... Read More
January 19, 2013
While equal percentages of horses and mules were exposed to EHV-1, no mules developed neurologic disease.... Read More
November 28, 2012
Reflective ear tags should help reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving the animals at night.... Read More
August 01, 2012
Donkeys and mules have a reputation for being hardier than horses, but they require the same basic care.... Read More
May 01, 2012
Besnoitiosis is an emerging infectious disease of donkeys in the United States. ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November 06, 2009
In developing countries, working horses, donkeys, and mules are most often used for heavy labor, whether it be hauling heavy loads of cargo or carrying tourists up and down a mountain.
The animals might be suffering from... Read More
October 08, 2009
Thousands of mustangs that now roam the West would be moved to preserves in the Midwest and East under a new Interior Department plan to protect wild horse herds and the rangelands that support them.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said... Read More
September 18, 2009
Fairplex canceled the first two races of its Sept. 17 card when it was discovered that more than three-quarters of the entries for both mule races had been given medication within 24 hours of the races.
The California Horse Racing Board, th... Read More
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