Mules, Donkeys, & Other Equids
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UC Davis Researchers Seek to Unlock Clues About Mule Health
by Emily C. Dooley, University of California, Davis | Dec 1, 2022
Practitioners will create a grimace scale that can indicate stress, sickness.Read More
Long in the Ears: Caring for Mules and Donkeys as They Age
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Oct 26, 2022
Aging mules and donkeys need to be managed just as carefully as horses. Here’s what you need to know.Read More
Donkeys Metabolize Meals and Drugs Differently Than Horses
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Mar 4, 2022
Get to know the nuances of donkey care, from treating metabolic issues to drug dosing.Read More
Donkey or Mule Veterinary Patients: They’re Not Like Horses
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Feb 6, 2022
A donkey and mule expert offers tips for veterinarians on how they can best approach, handle, and read their nonhorse equid patients.Read More
What Type of Forage Should You Feed Donkeys?
by Clair Thunes, PhD | Jul 19, 2021
Feed donkeys lower-quality forages, such as barley straw or stemmy, mature grass hay, than you would feed a horse.Read More
Particular Microbiota Might Make Donkeys Extra-Easy Keepers
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Jun 14, 2021
Donkeys can thrive off straw and other low-quality forage, unlike most horses and ponies, and now we have a better idea why.Read More
In Donkeys, Breeding White With White Could Be Lethal
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | May 14, 2021
Researchers believe breeding two white-spotted donkeys could lead to embryonic loss, fetal abortion, or the death of a young foal.Read More
Study: Mules Make Excellent Moms for Equine Embryo Transfer
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Mar 15, 2020
Female mules can’t reproduce naturally. But researchers found they can make excellent surrogate dams for embryo transfer.Read More
Kenyan Officials Declare Ban on Donkey Slaughter
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Feb 28, 2020
The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture announced that it will be revoking licenses to slaughter donkeys, effective immediately.Read More
Donkey Skin Trade Threatens Welfare, Populations Worldwide
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Jan 23, 2020
Derived from donkey skin, ejiao is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Demand for donkeys to meet its growing popularity has put the equids at risk.Read More
Key Concepts for Managing Donkey Feet
by Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc | Dec 4, 2019
Researchers looked at donkeys’ unique hoof care needs. Here’s what they recommend.Read More
by Sue McDonnell, PhD, Certified AAB | Oct 24, 2019
What might cause a young male donkey to suddenly split from the herd? An equine behaviorist offers insight.Read More