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  1. Pair-bonding and companion recognition in domestic donkeys, Equus asinus

    Contributor(s):: Murray, Leigh M. A., Byrne, Katharine, D’Eath, Richard B.

    Pair and social bonding has been documented in various taxa, where pair formations are often described as being driven by kinship or sexual motivation. However, pair-bonding between unrelated individuals where sexual motivation is not a factor is not well documented. Many social relationships and...

  2. Evaluation of different habituation protocols for training dairy jennies to the milking parlor: Effect on milk yield, behavior, heart rate and salivary cortisol

    Contributor(s):: De Palo, Pasquale, Maggiolino, Aristide, Albenzio, Marzia, Caroprese, Mariangela, Centoducati, Pasquale, Tateo, Alessandra

    The aim of the trial was to apply different habituation protocols for machine milking to never machine-milked donkeys observing the effect on behavior, heart rate, salivary cortisol concentration and milk yield. Sixty lactating dairy donkeys were studied; the animals were divided into three...

  3. Hudson Valley Donkey Park

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  4. Aasi toimintaterapeutin työparina : Kartoitus aasien mahdollisuuksista toimintaterapiassa

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristiina Juntunen, Tiina Kuukkanen

    Eläinavusteinen työskentely on yleistymässä ja sitä on tutkittu jonkin verran. Aasi on kuitenkin eläinavusteisessa työskentelyssä harvinaisempi, mutta siinä nähdään olevan potentiaalia terapiaeläimeksi. Tämän...

  5. 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...

  6. Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

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    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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

    https://habricentral.org/forum/general-discussion/new-user-announcements/604

  13. Nancy Willard

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  14. Use of Qualitative Behaviour Assessment as an indicator of welfare in donkeys

    | Contributor(s):: Minero, Michela, Dalla Costa, Emanuela, Dai, Francesca, Murray, Leigh Anne Margaret, Canali, Elisabetta, Wemelsfelder, Francoise

    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...

  15. 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...

  16. Donkeys and Humans: Natural Horsemanship with Donkeys Focus: Animal Assisted Activities, Education and Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Klotz, Anahid

  17. 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...

  18. A study of African wild ass behavior provides insights into conservation issues, domestication processes and archaeological interpretation

    | Contributor(s):: Marshall, Fiona

  19. 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.

  20. Paleoethology as a tool for the development of archaeological models of land-use : the Crimean Middle Palaeolithic

    | Contributor(s):: Burke, A.