Mules, Donkeys, Other Equids

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Besnoitiosis in Donkeys

May 01, 2012

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Working Animal Welfare: Seeking Sustainable Solutions

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

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Proposal to Move Western Wild Horses to New Eastern Preserves

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