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FECTU Webinar - How working equids have an essential role in one Health?

The topic of 'One Health' explores the interdependence between human, animal and environmental health. In this webinar, the background to One Health and the relevance to working equids is be discussed. Examples from around the globe demonstrate how working equid communities put One Health into practice on a daily basis, proving that it is more than just a concept. Rebekah Sullivan is Lead Veterinary Surgeon for Medicine at The Donkey Sanctuary and Part-time student of MSc in One Health with the University of Edinburgh. Rebekah qualified as a vet in 2005 and spent a month volunteering with the working equid charity, SPANA, in a clinic in Morocco, before settling down to work in mixed veterinary practice in the UK and a short stint in New Zealand. A further period spent volunteering for an animal charity in Egypt confirmed Rebekah's keen interest in working equids and the relationship between working equid health and welfare and human livelihoods, health and wellbeing. A life long love of the great outdoors has encouraged Rebekah to be environmentally aware and be involved in projects that support biodiversity and sustainable living.

FECTU Webinar : Abel&David Ibañez: Animal traction in the market garden with a single animal (EN/ES)

In this webinar, Abel & David Ibáñez introduce us to the most common animal traction tools and techniques in the Valencian market garden, recognized for its specialization and productivity, and which is worked generally with only one animal . The webinar will be live from the field with real demonstrations of the techniques and tools. Abel Ibáñez Martí (39) is president of the Spanish Association of Animal Traction (ANTA La Esteva). In addition to being a renowned farrier and animal trainer for both work and performance, he is a professional horticulturist who has worked with horses for many years. David Ibáñez Martí (26) has followed in his brother's footsteps, specializing as an equine farrier and podiatrist; in the last European Farriery Championships he has been top 10 in the first and top 5 in the second. Since he was little he has worked on the family farm, where everything is done without motorized machinery. The webinar is in Spanish and English

FECTU Webinar : Workhorse as pack animal - an almost forgotten work with equines

FECTU Webinar with Albert Schweizer: Workhorse as pack animal - an almost forgotten work with equines The webinar is in German. Albert Schweizer is a well known expert in Europe for pack animals. He is often on the walk with his donkey on pack tours through the Alp. Albert Schweizer was a board member from the Austrian draft horse organsisation ÖIPK. For his efforts regarding pack animals Albert Schweizer got the "Eiserner Gustav" Award from the Bavarian organisation VfD.

FECTU Webinar : La Tracción Animal Moderna en la Península Ibérica (España y Portugal)-Modern Animal Traction in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal)

In this new FECTU webinar, Alfred Ferrís talks to us about Modern Animal Traction in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), its evolution, its challenges, directions and future lines. Alfred Ferrís García is an organic farmer and has worked with animals (mainly mares and horses) for more than 30 years. He currently works as a self-employed person doing work with animal traction for third parties, as well as consulting work, mainly in the field of viticulture and forestry, both in the private and public spheres. Valencian of origin, of traditional Valencian horticultural training and self-taught. It collaborates periodically with training schools, entities and associations offering courses, training, talks or demonstrations on the modern use of animal traction in agriculture or forestry. He is a founding member of the Spanish Association of Animal Traction (Anta-La Esteva). He is recognized as a trainer in Animal Traction by the "Lycee Agricole de Montmorillon" (France) within the training and quality program Equus-Gaia. This webinar is in Spanish.
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