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Earliest evidence for equid bit wear in the ancient Near East: The "ass" from Early Bronze Age Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel
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| Contributor(s):: Haskel J. Greenfield, Itzhaq Shai, Tina L. Greenfield, Elizabeth R. Arnold, Annie Brown, Adi Eliyahu, Aren M. Maeir
Analysis of a sacrificed and interred domestic donkey from an Early Bronze Age (EB) IIIB (c. 2800–2600 BCE) domestic residential neighborhood at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel, indicate the presence of bit wear on the Lower Premolar 2 (LPM2). This is the earliest evidence for the use of a...
Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing
We bring our gentle and friendly miniature donkeys to your community group, voluntary organisation, dementia group or special needs group. Basically, we visit anywhere where a mood boosting donkey visit would help people with their wellbeing. If you want our donkeys to come to a Wedding,...
Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm
This is no ordinary farm however. This is a retreat that offers an alternative approach to healing.“It is a place where children and their families can step out of the stressful world and enjoy the healing power of animals and nature,” says Paul. The business endeavors to...
The journey of saving strays | Kiran Maheen | TEDxFASTLahore
Kiran Maheen talks about her journey and efforts to look after the largely ignored stray animals. Ms. Kiran is the founder of Todd’s Welfare Society (TWS), an animal rescue and rehabilitation NGO. TWS has rescued over 80 dogs, cats and donkeys till date and have assisted in 40...
Terapia assistida por animais : revisão sistemática da literatura e análise exploratória da prática psicomotora.
| Contributor(s):: Gladys Malafaia Nogueira
ARTIGO 1: Terapia Assistida por Animais: Revisão Sistemática da Literatura - Este artigo apresenta como objetivo a concretização de uma revisão sistemática da literatura sobre estudos publicados na área da eficácia das Terapias assistidas...
Temperament test for donkeys to be used in assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez-De Cara, Carlos Antonio, Perez-Ecija, Alejandro, Aguilera-Aguilera, Raul, Rodero-Serrano, Evagenlina, Mendoza, Francisco Javier
A welfare assessment scoring system for working equids - a method for identifying at risk populations and for monitoring progress of welfare enhancement strategies (trialed in Egypt)
| Contributor(s):: Ali, A. B. A., El-Sayed, M. A., Matoock, M. Y., Fouad, M. A., Heleski, C. R.
There are an estimated 112 million horses, donkeys and mules (i.e., working equids) in developing regions of the world. Though their roles are often fundamental to the well-being of the families they work for, their welfare is often severely compromised due to the limited resources and/or limited...
Hee haw - donkey assisted therapy
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My name is Nancy Willard. I have a background in special education and law and currently focus on bullying prevention. (http://embraceciviity.org) I also own several donkeys.
The approach I...
Hoofbeats from the Currituck Outer Banks: a study of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund adoption program
| Contributor(s):: Koncel, M. A.
Research on the adoption and relinquishment of horses, both domestic and wild, remains limited. As a result, little is known about adopters, their adopted horses, and their adoption experience. This study surveyed and interviewed 17 adopters of Colonial Spanish mustangs through the Corolla Wild...
Use of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as an indicator of welfare in donkeys
| Contributor(s):: Minero, M., Costa, E. dalla, Dai, F., Murray, L. A. M., Canali, E., Wemelsfelder, F.
One of the objectives of the Animal Welfare Indicators project was to develop animal-based indicators to assess donkey welfare, including their emotional state. This study aimed to develop a fixed rating scale of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) for donkeys, to evaluate the inter-observer...
The Iberian zebro: what kind of a beast was it?
| Contributor(s):: Nores, C., Morales Muniz, A., Llorente Rodriguez, L., Bennett, E. A., Geigl, E. M.
Seven centuries before the discovery of the African zebras by the Europeans, the names zebro and zebra were given to an enigmatic equid widely reported in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. Roughly 150 toponyms deriving from the words zebro/a have been recorded in Iberia starting from...
Donkeys and Humans: Natural Horsemanship with Donkeys Focus: Animal Assisted Activities, Education and Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Klotz, Anahid
Camels, donkeys and caravan trade: an emerging context from Baraqish, ancient Yathill (Wadi al-Jawf, Yemen)
| Contributor(s):: Fedele, F. G.
Work at Baraqish/Yathill in 2005-06 has produced sequences encompassing the Sabaean (13th-6th centuries BC) and Minaean/Arab ( c. 550 BC-AD 1) occupations. Abundant animal remains were retrieved and contexts of use and discard were obtained. Camels and donkeys are studied together as pack...
A study of African wild ass behavior provides insights into conservation issues, domestication processes and archaeological interpretation
| Contributor(s):: Marshall, Fiona
Artistic and faunal evidence for the influence of the domestication of donkeys and camels on the archaeological history of Jordan and Arabia
| Contributor(s):: Sauer, James A.
Paleoethology as a tool for the development of archaeological models of land-use : the Crimean Middle Palaeolithic
| Contributor(s):: Burke, A.
Size matters : donkeys and horses in the prehistory of the southernmost Levant
| Contributor(s):: Grigson, G.
Domestication of the ass and pack transport by animals: a case of technological change
| Contributor(s):: Ovadia, Eran, Bar-Yosef, Ofer, Khazanov, Anatoly M.
A study on validity and reliability of on-farm tests to measure human-animal relationship in horses and donkeys
| Contributor(s):: Costa, E. dalla, Dai, F., Murray, L. A. M., Guazzetti, S., Canali, E., Minero, M.
The development and maintenance of a positive human-horse/donkey relationship is essential in order to decrease accidents and reduce negative states of equine welfare. In many animal species the reaction of animals to humans during specific behavioural tests is influenced by their past...