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  1. The Use of Draught Animals in Rural Labour

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    | Contributor(s):: Mota-Rojas, D., Braghieri, A., Álvarez-Macías, A., Serrapica, F., Ramírez-Bribiesca, E., Cruz-Monterrosa, R., Masucci, F., Mora-Medina, P., Napolitano, F.

    This study discusses scientific findings on the use of draught animals such as equids (i.e., horses, mules, and donkeys) and bovids (i.e., cattle and water buffaloes) in rural labours. Relevant peer-reviewed literature published between 1980 and 2021 was retrieved from CAB Abstracts, PubMed,...

  2. Donkey welfare assessment in north-east Portugal

    | Contributor(s):: Cruz, Z., Novoa, M., Leiva, B., Andrade, D., Quaresma, M.

  3. Comparison of the socio-economic value and welfare of working donkeys in rural and urban Ethiopia

    | Contributor(s):: Geiger, M., Hockenhull, J., Buller, H., Kedir, M. J., Engida, G. T., Getachew, M., Burden, F. A., Whay, H. R.

  4. The relationship between working horse welfare and their owners' socio-economic status

    | Contributor(s):: Lanas, R., Luna, D., Tadich, T.

  5. The relationship between working horse welfare state and their owners' empathy level and perception of equine pain

    | Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Vasquez, R. A., Yanez, J. M., Tadich, T.

  6. Perceptions and attitudes towards mules in a group of soldiers

    | Contributor(s):: Lagos, J., Rojas, M., Rodrigues, J. B., Tadich, T.

  7. Comprehensive Report of the Caseload of Donkeys and Mules Presented to a Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital over a Ten-Year Period

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    | Contributor(s):: Lais R. R. Costa, Monica Aleman, Eric Davis

    Comprehensive reports of the caseload of donkeys and mules in veterinary hospitals in the United States are lacking. We compiled the information of the caseload of donkeys and mules at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis for a ten-year period, from...

  8. Danny Donkey & Pals

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    Danny Donkey & Pals is an organization that provides specially trained donkeys to visit schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes. The donkeys travel throughout the UK to interact with children and adults with disabilities & special needs, those who are ill and the elderly. 

  9. Text Mining Analysis to Evaluate Stakeholders' Perception Regarding Welfare of Equines, Small Ruminants, and Turkeys

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    | Contributor(s):: Emanuela Dalla Costa, Vito Tranquillo, Francesca Dai, Michela Minero, Monica Battini, Silvana Mattiello, Sara Barbieri, Valentina Ferrante, Lorenzo Ferrari, Adroaldo Zanella, Elisabetta Canali

    Welfare of animals significantly depends on how stakeholders perceive their needs and behave in a way to favor production systems that promote better welfare outcomes. This study aimed at investigating stakeholders’ perception of the welfare of equines, small ruminants, and turkeys using...

  10. The Role and Welfare of Cart Donkeys Used in Waste Management in Karachi, Pakistan

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    | Contributor(s):: Syed Zahir Ali Shah, Zahid Nawaz, Sher Nawaz, Gemma Carder, Manuchahar Ali, Naimatullah Soomro, Polly C. Compston

    Equine ownership is a common income-generating strategy in Pakistan. In Karachi, donkey carts are used to transport building materials, commercial produce and garbage. This study aimed to articulate the role and welfare of donkeys used in waste management. We conducted interviews with donkey...

  11. Donkey assisted interventions: A pilot survey on service providers in North-Eastern Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Galardi, M., Contalbrigo, L., Toson, M., Bortolotti, L., Lorenzetto, M., Riccioli, F., Moruzzo, R.

  12. Application of the Hands-On Donkey Tool for Assessing the Welfare of Working Equids at Tuliman, Mexico

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    | Contributor(s):: Galindo, F., Aluja, A. de, Cagigas, R., Huerta, L. A., Tadich, T. A.

    Equids are still used for diverse chores in Mexico and are essential for the livelihoods of numerous families. Appropriate health and behavior are prerequisites for performing work without affecting welfare. This study aimed to assess the welfare of working equids in Tuliman, applying the...

  13. 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...

  14. 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, Ahmed B. A., El Sayed, Mohammed A., Matoock, Mohamed Y., Fouad, Manal A., Heleski, Camie 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Hudson Valley Donkey Park

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  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...