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Practical feeding and condition scoring for donkeys

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Faith A. Burden. October 2011. Practical feeding and condition scoring for donkeys. Equine Veterinary Education.

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1 October 2011
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10.1111/j.2042-3292.2011.00314.x
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Donkeys have evolved to thrive on highly fibrous, poor quality foodstuffs and have evolved as browsers as well as grazers. As such, they have different nutrient requirements with significantly lower energy and protein needs when compared with horses. Dietary management of donkeys is essential when kept in a temperate climate as they are prone to obesity and related disorders. A diet based on fibrous forages and limited grazing is usually sufficient for the majority of donkeys and mules. Specialist feeding is discussed in this article.

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Common dental disorders in the donkey

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Nicole du Toit, Padraic M. Dixon. May 2011. Common dental disorders in the donkey. Equine Veterinary Education.

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1 May 2011
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10.1111/j.2042-3292.2011.00236.x
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Normal dental anatomy and the range of dental disorders found in donkeys are largely similar to those described in horses. Recent studies have shown dental disease to have a high prevalence in donkeys. Some dental disorders, such as diastemata, displaced teeth and wave mouth can have serious clinical consequences by causing oral pain and weight loss and even predispose to colic. Many of these signs can be prevented by regular dental treatment that can slow down or even prevent the progression of these disorders.

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Case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in donkeys in the UK

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Ruth Cox, Faith A. Burden, Lee Gosden, Christopher Proudman, Andrew F. Trawford, Gina L. Pinchbeck. November 2009. Case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in donkeys in the UK. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 92:3. 179-187.

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15 November 2009
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92
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3
Page numbers: 
179-187
DOI number: 
10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.08.012
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Impaction colic is the single most common type of colic diagnosed in a large population of donkeys (more than 2000 animals) at The Donkey Sanctuary, UK and the fatality rate from the disease is high. Here we identify risk factors for impaction colic in this population during 2006 using an unmatched case control study. There were 71 cases of impaction colic and multivariable analysis identified a number of variables associated with the disease. Management factors that increased the risk of impaction included paper bedding, feeding of concentrates, limited access to pasture and increasing number of carers. In addition health variables that were associated with an increased risk of impaction colic were weight loss, recent vaccination and a number of dental abnormalities. This study has identified variables which may help to identify donkeys at high risk of impaction colic; those with a history of weight loss and with concurrent dental pathology. Furthermore the study has also identified a number of variables that may be targeted to reduce the incidence of impaction colic in this donkey population, such as modification of concentrate feeding practices and pasture access.

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Nutritional risk factors for the development of hyperlipaemia in a population of donkeys

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Faith A. Burden, Elizabeth Hazell-Smith, Andrew F. Trawford. 21 September 2010. Nutritional risk factors for the development of hyperlipaemia in a population of donkeys. Presented at 5th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition. (19 September - 22 September 2010). Cirencester, UK. 128.336.

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Tuesday 21 September 2010
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128
Number of pages: 
336
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978-90-8686-155-2
Publication date: 
1 December 2010

Suspected moxidectin resistance in cyathostomes in two donkey herds at The Donkey Sanctuary, UK

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Andrew F. Trawford, Faith A. Burden, Jane E. Hodgkinson. 16 October 2005. Suspected moxidectin resistance in cyathostomes in two donkey herds at The Donkey Sanctuary, UK. Presented at 20th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. (16 October - 20 October 2005). Christchurch, New Zealand. 20:196.

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Sunday 16 October 2005
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20
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196
Publication date: 
4 March 2011

Vaccination of sarcoid-bearing donkeys with chimeric virus-like particles of Bovine Papillomavirus Type 1

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A. Hossein, K. Piuko, Faith A. Burden, ZhengQiang Yuan, Elizabeth A. Gault, Matthias Müller, Andrew F. Trawford, Lubna Nasir, M. Saveria Campo. 3 November 2007. Vaccination of sarcoid-bearing donkeys with chimeric virus-like particles of Bovine Papillomavirus Type 1. Presented at 24th International Papillomavirus Conference and Clinical Workshop. (3 November - 10 November 2007). Beijing, China.

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Saturday 3 November 2007

Post mortem survey of dental disease in donkeys

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Nicole du Toit, Susan A. Kempson, Padraic M. Dixon. 12 September 2007. Post mortem survey of dental disease in donkeys. Presented at British Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2007. (12 September - 15 September 2007). Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Wednesday 12 September 2007

A case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in UK donkeys

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Nicole du Toit, Susan A. Kempson, Padraic M. Dixon. 12 September 2007. A case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in UK donkeys. Presented at British Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2007. (12 September - 15 September 2007). Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Wednesday 12 September 2007
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