The Clinical Companion of the Donkey (2nd Edition)
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In This Book
The Clinical Companion for the Donkey follows on from The Professional
Handbook of the Donkey, which has been widely used as the definitive
text for donkey medicine and surgery for many years. It is an updated
and re-designed handbook which has been produced for clinicians and
other professionals globally. Its aim is to improve the health, welfare
and treatment of donkeys worldwide by providing easy reference and
comprehensive guidance on the clinical care of donkeys. It enables us to
share the vast expertise and experience of those working for, or associated
with, The Donkey Sanctuary. In sharing this knowledge we believe that we
play a part in educating and training those responsible for the management
and clinical care of donkeys, therefore improving the quality of life of
This book concentrates on the differences that are specific to donkeys.
There are many excellent texts covering all the aspects of health and
welfare of horses and ponies and this book has no intention of duplicating
other work. Therefore, although the book has been organised in systems,
there are some that have no additional donkey specific information and
they are not covered. We have only included evidence based information or
that of which we have significant experience at The Donkey Sanctuary. We
have tried to cover global issues but it is important to take account of local
legislation and regulations as well as available resources when referring to