Your Guide to Equine Health Care

15 Facts on Donkey Health


Donkeys are popular in many countries as working animals, pets, and companions. Aside from their characteristic long ears, these equids differ in many ways from horses, including the health conditions they encounter.

This free special report offers 15 useful facts and health considerations about donkeys that every donkey owner and caretaker should know. The report on donkey health outlines ailments that afflict donkeys, such as Besnoitiosis, Hyperlipemia, and lungworms and provides useful health care tips about dental care, hydration, metabolism, Jack sores, sarcoids and more.


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Alexandra Beckstett, Managing Editor of The Horse and a native of Houston, Texas, is a lifelong horse owner who has shown successfully on the national hunter/jumper circuit and dabbled in hunter breeding. After graduating from Duke University, she joined Blood-Horse Publications as Assistant Editor of its book division, Eclipse Press, before joining The Horse.

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