Our researchers are encouraged to submit their findings to peer reviewed journals and conferences. Dissemination of findings to interested parties is a key part of The Donkey Sanctuary's research programme.

Research is carried out in collaboration with many experts in the UK and overseas.

Latest publications

Francesca Dai, Giulia Segati, Marta Brscic, Matteo Chincarini, Emanueala Dalla Costa, Lorenzo Ferrari, Faith A. Burden, Andrew Judge, Michela Minero. November 2017. Effects of management practices on the welfare of dairy donkeys and risk factors associated with signs of hoof neglect. Journal of Dairy Research.

Georgios Paraschou, Alejandro Suarez-Bonnet, Vicky S. Grove, S. L. Priestnall. November 2017. Endocardial Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour with Features of a Benign Schwannoma in a Donkey. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 157:4. 280-283.

Laura Peachey, Gina L. Pinchbeck, Jacqui. B. Matthews, Faith A. Burden, A. Lespine, G. von Samson-Himmelstjerna, J. Krucken, Jane Hodgkinson. October 2017. P-glycoproteins play a role in ivermectin resistance in cyathostomins. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. 7:3.

J. B. Rodrigues, P. Schlechter, H. Spychiger, R. Spinelli, N. Oliveira, Tomas de Figueiredo. June 2017. The XXI century mountains: sustainable management of mountainous areas based on animal traction. Open Agriculture. 2:1. 300-307.

May 2017. Seasonal variation of strongylosis in working donkeys of Ethiopia: a cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Parasitology Research. 1-7.

Aitor Garcia-Tomillo, Tomas de Figueiredo, Arlindo Almeida, J. B. Rodrigues, Jorge Dafonte Dafonte, Antonio Paz-Gonzalez, Joao Nunes, Zulimar Hernandez. April 2017. Comparing effects of tillage treatments performed with animal traction on soil physical properties and soil electrical resistivity: preliminary experimental results. Open Agriculture. 2. 317-328.

Francesca Dai, Giulia Segati, Emanueala Dalla Costa, Faith A. Burden, Andrew Judge, Michela Minero. April 2017. Management practices and milk production in dairy donkey farms distributed over the Italian territory. Macedonian Veterinary Review. 40:2. 1-4.

Francesca Dai, Giulia Segati, Emanueala Dalla Costa, Faith A. Burden, Andrew Judge, E. Canali, Michela Minero. April 2017. Ensuring the welfare of the farmed donkey for the production of milk: an analysis of the legislation. Large Animal Review. 23. 59-64.

Hans Abel-Reichwald, Edmund K Hainisch, Sophie Zahalka, Annunziata Corteggio, Giuseppe Borzacchiello, Barbara Massa, Luca Merlone, Lubna Nasir, Faith A. Burden, Sabine Brandt. October 2016. Epidemiologic analysis of a sarcoid outbreak involving 12 of 111 donkeys in Northern Italy. Veterinary Microbiology. 196. 85-92.

Alina Ali, Solomon Orion, Tewodros Tesfaye, Jennifer A. Zambriski. September 2016. The prevalence of lameness and associated risk factors in cart mules in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Tropical Animal Health and Production.

Sandy Love, Faith A. Burden, Eoghan McGirr, Louise Gordon, Matthew Denwood. August 2016. Equine Cyathostominae can develop to infective third-stage larvae on straw bedding. Parasites and Vectors.

Alexandra K. Thiemann, Andy Foxcroft. August 2016. Working across Europe to improve donkey welfare. The Veterinary Record. 1796. 298-300.

Susan L. Roberts, Joanna Dukes-McEwan. August 2016. Echocardiographic reference ranges for sedentary donkeys in the UK. The Veterinary Record.

Susan L. Roberts, Joanna Dukes-McEwan. August 2016. Assessment of cardiovascular disease in the donkey: clinical, echocardiographic and pathological observations. The Veterinary Record.

Laura Peachey, Gina L. Pinchbeck, Jacqui. B. Matthews, Faith A. Burden, J.M. Behnke, Jane Hodgkinson. August 2016. Papaya latex supernatant has a potent effect on the free-living stages of equid cyathostomins in vitro. Veterinary Parasitology.

A. K. McLean, W. Wang, F. Navas-Gonzalez, J. B. Rodrigues. May 2016. Reference intervals for hematological and blood biochemistry values in healthy mules and hinnies. Comparative Clinical Pathology. 25:4. 871-878.

Faith A. Burden, Mulugeta Getachew. April 2016. Donkeys - a unique and challenging endoparasite host. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 39:Supplement. S102-S103.

Alexandra Rafferty, Jan Rodgers, David Sutton. April 2016. Treatment efficacy in Equine Trypanosomosis: A prospective comparative study of three trypanocides in over 250 clinical cases in working equidae. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 39:Supplement. S99.

Demelza Kingston, Jan Rodgers, S. Sharpe, K. Berman, Liam Morrison, P. Kennedy, B. Bradley, David Sutton. April 2016. Equine central nervous system trypanosomosis in The Gambia is caused by genetically diverse populations of Trypanosoma brucei parasites. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 39:Supplement. 100-101.

Mulugeta Getachew, Faith A. Burden, Ulli Wernery. April 2016. Common infectious diseases of working donkeys: their epidemiological and zoonotic role. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 39:Supplement. 107.

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