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The Donkey Companion

Author : Sue Weaver
ISBN : 9781612122007
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Strong, intelligent, dependable, friendly, and extremely versatile, donkeys are the perfect farm companion. Whether you use your animal to pull carts, till fields, or protect livestock, you’ll benefit from this practical and inspirational guide to working with and caring for your donkey. Providing expert advice on selecting the right breed for your needs, daily maintenance, training, and first aid, Sue Weaver also includes plenty of fun facts and charming donkey anecdotes. Raise a happy and healthy donkey!

The Book Of Donkeys

Author : Donna Campbell Smith
ISBN : 9781493025374
Genre : Pets
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Donkeys are gaining in popularity across the country. They are used in trail riding, as pets, to guard livestock from coyotes and wild dogs, and as show animals. Donkeys are also used to breed mules, which are a hybrid produced by crossing a male donkey with a female horse. In The Book of Donkey, Donna Campbell Smith will cover the origin and history of donkeys world-wide. She will include chapters on breeds and types, care, housing, breeding, training, and the use of donkeys in the same format as her previous three books with Lyons Press. The Book of Donkeys will stand alone as an introduction to the world of donkeys and donkey keeping.

Donkeys Miniature Standard And Mammoth

Author : Stephen R. Purdy
ISBN : 1570764182
Genre : Medical
File Size : 32. 16 MB
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Addressing a common misconception, this handbook explains that donkeys are not horses and that the two kinds of animals are genetically and anatomically quite different. Carefully laying out the special physiological and environmental needs of donkeys, the book educates owners, would-be owners, and breeders about how best to care for their charges while also providing clear technical information on donkey anatomy and behavior, diseases, breeding, and general husbandry. Written with affection for donkeys and their antics, the book goes a long way toward preventing common and sometimes dire mistakes in caring for these interesting animals.

Training Mules And Donkeys

Author : Meredith Hodges
ISBN : CORNELL:31924102147182
Genre : Pets
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This spiral bound manual provides an easy reference for equine owners on the care and feeding of longears, preventive care and housing of all equines, and donkey training from foal training to advanced horsemanship, including jumping, dressage, measuring for athletic potential, care and handling of jacks and equine massage for the beginner. It is duplicated and compiled from the workbooks associated with videotapes #8 through #10 of the Training Mules and Donkeys video series by Meredith Hodges. This manual serves a twofold purpose. First, it provides an economical solution for those who cannot afford to purchase the entire videotape series and secondly, it serves as a basis for a supplement to the video series that is translated for non-English speaking persons who wish to view the NTSC or PAL version of our videotape series. This manual has been translated and is available in French (1-928624-14-6), German (1-928624-15-4) and Spanish (1-928624-13-8). Go to for more information.

Looking After A Donkey

Author : Dorothy Morris
ISBN : 1873580924
Genre : Donkeys
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The Complete Book Of The Donkey

Author : Elisabeth Svendsen
ISBN : 1905693303
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 44. 19 MB
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The Complete Book of the Donkey contains invaluable advice on all aspects of the care and welfare of donkeys. Sections include advice on buying and caring for donkeys, their diet, pasture management, breeding and showing.


Author : Rachel Anne Ridge
ISBN : 9781496406668
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 86. 47 MB
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The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home—and forever changed a family. Rachel Anne Ridge was at the end of her rope. The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it. She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. How would her family pay their bills? What would the future hold? If only God would somehow let them know that everything was going to be all right . . . and then Flash the donkey showed up. If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, frightened, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, this wasn’t it. The local sheriff dismissed Flash as “worthless.” But Rachel didn’t believe that, and she couldn’t turn him away. She brought Flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour—and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most. Flash is the true story of their adventures together in learning to love and trust; breaking down whatever fences stood in their way; and finding the strength, confidence, and faith to carry on. Prepare to fall in love with Flash: a quirky, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, a deafening bray, a personality as big as Texas, and a story you’ll never forget.

Miniature Donkey Miniature Donkey Owners Manual Miniature Donkey Care Environment Health Feeding And Breeding

Author : Harry Holdstone
ISBN : 1911142941
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The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey, also known as the Miniature Donkey or simply the mini, hails originally from the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily. They are not just very small donkeys but an entirely separate species. They are the smallest of the equines and increasingly popular as pets. This book will introduce you to these little donkeys by discussing their appearance and biology, typical behaviour, reproduction, their feeding needs, socialisation and bonding, how to train them and what makes these adorable equines such wonderful pets. It will also tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether or not this is the pet for you - cuteness factor aside - and, if it is, where to buy one, how to select your mini, what you need to arrange and buy before you bring it home, and how to take proper care of it. The owner must know what these pint-sized, intelligent and very loving equines need with regards to their environment, feeding and social and mental lives in order to be both healthy and happy. The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey is susceptible to several of the same bacterial, parasitic and viral infections that standard donkeys and horses may contract. Anyone who is serious about owning one needs to know how to care for them, what to look for and how to deal with common conditions. Covered in this book: Care Costs Daily care Do's and don'ts Feeding Health History Intelligence One or two Personality Tips on buying Training Travelling ...and much more

Storey S Guide To Raising Miniature Livestock

Author : Sue Weaver
ISBN : 9781603426787
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.

The Clinical Companion Of The Donkey

Author : The Donkey Sanctuary
ISBN : 9781789013900
Genre : Medical
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International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary is launching The Clinical Companion of the Donkey, the revised version of The Professional Handbook of the Donkey, which has been the definitive text for clinicians and professionals working in donkey medicine or surgery for over twenty years. Now in an easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format over its 360 pages, this updated paperback includes current and extra information in a bid to improve the health and welfare of donkeys worldwide by sharing knowledge and providing further education. Without covering the same ground as other excellent textbooks, The Clinical Companion of the Donkey concentrates on those differences in the equine species that are specific to the donkey. A new chapter on donkey behaviour has been included, as this is fundamental to understanding this unique animal and the presentation of clinical signs and requirements for handling, nursing and treatment. Technical colour illustrations have been included using images from the extensive libraries at The Donkey Sanctuary, as well as those private collections that belong to contributors. This book will also be available as translated versions over the following months. Created with heart and keen intelligence, The Clinical Companion of the Donkey has all the attributes of the animal it aims to aid, and will surely be the textbook of professionals involved with donkeys for years to come.

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