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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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

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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.

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Heavy-Burdened

March 06, 2014

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

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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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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

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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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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

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Besnoitiosis in Donkeys

May 01, 2012

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