Mules, Donkeys, Other Equids

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BLM to Gather Wild Burros from Bullfrog HMA

August 20, 2015

The BLM is scheduled to gather and remove about 40 wild burros from range near Beatty, Nevada, on Sept. 1. ... Read More

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Do Donkeys Pose a Disease Threat to Horses at Events?

August 17, 2015

Researchers found no evidence that donkeys pose more of a disease threat than horses at mixed-equine events.... Read More

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BLM to Begin the McGee Mountain Wild Burro Gather

August 14, 2015

The BLM will gather approximately 125 burros from the private property in Nevada starting Aug. 17.... Read More

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BLM to Hold Tour for McGee Mountain Burro Gather

August 13, 2015

The public/media pre-gather tour for the McGee Mountain wild burro water- and bait-trap gather will take place Aug. 18.... Read More

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BLM Issues Decision for McGee Mountain Wild Burro Gather

August 06, 2015

The BLM will gather and remove approximately 125 burros that have strayed from the McGee Mountain herd management area.... Read More

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Can Lavender, Tea Tree Oils Treat Chewing Lice in Donkeys?

July 30, 2015

Tea tree and lavender essential oils appear to be valuable aids in managing lice infestations, researchers found.... Read More

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BLM Arizona Issues Equine Influenza Advisory

June 08, 2015

Six wild burros from the Black Mountain Herd Management Area tested positive influenza last month.... Read More

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Stray Mexican Donkey Tests Positive for Glanders

March 27, 2015

The stray donkey tested positive after being apprehended and quarantined at a USDA holding pen in Texas.... Read More

Feature

A Tale of Two Donkeys

March 26, 2015

One fends for himself; the other lives large. Both face potentially life-threatening welfare issues.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature

Feature

Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More

Blog

Managing Sightless Senior Donkeys

October 06, 2014

Meet two residents of The Donkey Sanctuary's blind donkey herd: 24-year-old Teddy and his sighted companion, Lucky.... Read More

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Age-Defying Donkeys

September 16, 2014

Meet Tessa, a 49-year-old Donkey living out her golden years at The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, Devon, England.... Read More

Working cart horses wait beside the road in Ethiopia.

Blog

Heavy-Burdened

March 06, 2014

Stephanie reflects on the equine landscape in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.... Read More

Article

BLM Seeks Shooters in Burro Case

February 03, 2014

The BLM is hoping the public can help identify those responsible for the shooting deaths of two wild burros.... Read More

Article

Michigan Man Charged for Allegedly Maltreating DNR Donkey

December 12, 2013

The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More

Article

Feeding a Senior Hinny

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

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Well-cared-for donkeys graze near their wagon near Limuru, Kenya.

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Practical Ways to Help Working Equids

November 22, 2013

Dr. Bob Mealey of Washington State University describes how you can help working donkeys and horses. ... Read More

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Equine World Records Reviewed

November 14, 2013

TheHorse.com staff has collected a sampling of some of the most interesting horse-related world records.... Read More

Article

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.

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Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

September 21, 2013

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

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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