Protection from the elements - part one: a comparative study of shelter use, hair density and heat loss in donkeys, horses and mules

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Observational data and quantitative measurements. Modelling using Generalised Linear Mixed Models (GLMM) to compare variables.

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To provide the first scientific assessment of the extent to which donkeys require protection from the elements across the range of environmental conditions typically experienced in the British Isles.