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Clinical Evaluation and Preventative Care in Donkeys

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Elena Barrio, Karen Rickards, Alexandra K. Thiemann. 3 October 2019. Clinical Evaluation and Preventative Care in Donkeys. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine Practice. 35:3. 545-560.

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Publication date: 
3 October 2019
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
3
Page numbers: 
545-560
DOI number: 
10.1016/j.cveq.2019.08.013
Abstract

Clinical evaluation and preventative care in donkeys should follow similar guidelines as for horses. There are species-specific differences due to the desert-adapted physiology of the donkey. Donkeys are mainly used as pack animals, companions and for production of meat or milk - they may be kept well into old age. Diseases often present late or may go unrecognized leading to poor welfare and quality of life. Basic knowledge of nutrition, blood values, pharmacology and common disease recognition will help veterinarians improve the health and welfare of donkeys.

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Hoof Disorders and Farriery in the Donkey

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Alexandra K. Thiemann, Luke. A. Poore. 3 October 2019. Hoof Disorders and Farriery in the Donkey. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine Practice. 35:3. 643-658.

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Publication date: 
3 October 2019
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
3
Page numbers: 
643-658
DOI number: 
10.1016/j.cveq.2019.08.012
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This article provides a review of hoof anatomy and care in donkeys and mules. Hoof disease is a major cause of poor welfare and mortality globally. Problems associated with hoof disease are discussed in the context of behavior, diet, treatment, and prevention. The most common conditions encountered are discussed, including laminitis, the overgrown unbalanced hoof, white line disease, flexural deformities, and other significant issues. Differences between donkey and horse hoof anatomy are described.

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