The Donkey Sanctuary has published a number of books and fact sheets. The list below is aimed at owners of donkeys or those considering getting a donkey.
If you would like advice on feeding your donkey, please fill out the feeding and nutritional advice form and a member of our research and nutrition team will get back to you shortly.
If you require further information and guidance, please get in touch with our welfare team.
We have produced a number of fact sheets to help owners of donkeys which are available to download from the list of attachments below.
We also run training courses for people who are planning to own, or foster, a pair of donkeys. If you are interested, please contact our Training Centre for further information.
Basic donkey care
Basic donkey care and health care DVDs are available from our online gift shop.
|A Guide to Donkey Care (PDF)||375.24 KB|
|Body Condition Score Chart (PDF)||100.6 KB|
|Buying a Donkey (PDF)||13.44 KB|
|Caring for the Older Donkey (PDF)||468.31 KB|
|Clipping Guidelines (PDF)||798.14 KB|
|Cost of Owning and Keeping a Donkey (PDF)||20.83 KB|
|Dealing with Euthanasia/Death (PDF)||60.71 KB|
|Dental Information Booklet (PDF)||2.05 MB|
|Feeding the Donkey (PDF)||154.56 KB|
|Feeding the Elderly Donkey (PDF)||193.25 KB|
|Foaling Guide (PDF)||105.99 KB|
|Foot Care (PDF)||40.55 KB|
|Foot Care - Notes for Farriers (PDF)||425.87 KB|
|Hyperlipaemia (PDF)||11.92 KB|
|Insect Protection for Donkeys (PDF)||279.76 KB|
|Keeping Donkeys Comfortable during the Winter (PDF)||347.48 KB|
|Mules and Hinnies (PDF)||88.39 KB|
|Nomogram (PDF)||111.67 KB|
|Poisonous Plants (PDF)||243.18 KB|
|Ragwort Kills - Information for Owners (PDF)||56.24 KB|
|Respiratory Disease In Donkeys (PDF)||11.57 KB|
|Sarcoids (PDF)||52.9 KB|
|Treatment of Wounds (PDF)||8.12 KB|
|Understanding Donkey Behaviour (PDF)||16.86 KB|