The following published books contain contributions from our research and veterinary teams here at The Donkey Sanctuary.

The clinical companion of donkey dentistry


This easy reference book for professionals has been produced as part of a series of specialist books that will compliment The Clinical Companion of the Donkey.

It enables us to share our vast knowledge and experience to improve the health and welfare of donkeys globally.This book is illustrated with colour photos from our library and the collections belonging to the authors and has a handy list of definitions of the common dental disorders affecting donkeys.

The clinical companion of the donkey


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, 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.

Equine applied and clinical nutrition


Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition is a landmark text that provides a comprehensive source of information on the nutrition and feeding management of horses. In this authoritative and accessible account, experts from around the world provide a global perspective while the editors tackle key controversial areas. Topics covered include the basic foundations of equine nutrition (digestive and metabolic physiology, nutrient functions and requirements), nutritional management by life stage or function, the assessment of feedstuffs and feeding programs, and clinical nutrition. Also included is discussion on feed hygiene and the role of manufacturers in feed quality and safety. The book contains abundant practical nutritional advice for the treatment of clinical conditions seen by veterinarians in their daily practice, together with the fundamental information needed to make recommendations for the nutritional management of healthy horses.

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition provides the most substantial overview currently available of the nutritional management of key equine clinical conditions. It further presents the up-to-date scientific background needed to underpin recommendations. It will be of core relevance to equine veterinarians and nutritionists, and a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as lay horsemen and women who wish to be better informed about their horses’ nutritional needs.

The professional handbook of the donkey (4th edition)


For over twenty years The Donkey Sanctuary's 'Professional Handbook' has been the definitive text for veterinary surgeons and others with a serious interest in donkey medicine and surgery.  In this 4th edition the contents have been completely revised and expanded, and new chapters and a Formulary have been added. Profusely illustrated in colour, The Professional Handbook of the Donkey is indispensable to veterinarians working with donkeys and mules anywhere in the world.

Equine respiratory diseases


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