The Donkey Sanctuary funds and supports collaborators around the world to carry out non-invasive research projects with the aim of improving donkey welfare. In addition the Donkey Sanctuary also has a team of dedicated scientists and veterinarians carrying out 'in house' research. A very important part of our work is the publication of these studies and as such we ensure all findings are published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at relevant conferences.
All projects are co-ordinated by a projects team who carry out their own research and co-ordinate the work of collaborating scientists. The nature of research projects may be basic science, applied science, application of information technology or the advancement of education relating to donkey and mule health and welfare.
Research is only useful to donkeys and mules worldwide if the results are practically applied, as an organization we are committed to implementing change and raising awareness of donkeys and mules based upon sound scientific findings.