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Donkey Husbandry and Production Systems

  • This document represents chapter 12 of "Current Donkey Production & Functionality. Relationships with Humans.Book 1." It gives a broad summary of donkey production, husbandry and managing systems, and it deals with a wide range of aspects like breeds and breeding, veterinary care and welfare concerns, domestication,conservation and genetic resources. It also lokks at threats and constraints and how these could be met.
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Under the skin

  • Over the last months news media reported about a huge demand from China for donkey hides, which puts under great pressure the donkey populations and their owners worldwide. The hides are used to produce a traditional Chinese medicine. An extensive report on the issue is now published by THE DONKEY SANCTUARY.
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Utilisation du cheval attelé en territoire

  • This practical guide was published by the French National Studs LES HARAS NATIONAUX - IFCE in 2012 in order to promote and support the use of working horses in urban surroundings.Indeed the number of French towns and villages using horses for different services (collecting litter, transporting people, up-keeping parks and natural spaces, prevention-security etc.) went up from some 15 in 2001 to nearly 300 today. The booklet presents the possible horse-based services and their benefits and weaknesses, informs about suitable animals and available equipment, gives examples of successful experiences and advice on how to prepare and realize projects in accord with specific local conditions.
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