The Clinical Companion of the Donkey is a revised version of The Professional Handbook of the Donkey, produced as an easy reference book for clinicians and other professionals to inform and educate, and improve the health and welfare of donkeys worldwide.

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, 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.

Clinical Companion of the Donkey contributors are all employed by or are associated with The Donkey Sanctuary. The content of the textbook is evidence-based or the shared experience of past and present employees representing a vast pool of expertise and knowledge in donkey health and welfare.

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The Clinical Companion of the Donkey is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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