Donkeys Are Prone To Hypothermia

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Donkey Lovers, Please learn the facts not the myths about donkeys. Order Donkey Blankets, tack and E-training in our store at Donkeywhisperer.com

Did you know that Donkeys are more likely to be hypother-mic than horses? Sadly donkeys can move quickly into Hypothermia. Meaning their body temperature drops and can not go back to a normal temperature.

What happens if a donkey survives hypothermia? Laminitis, the hoof turning soft rotting off to the point the donkey needs prosthetic. 🙁

Thinking your fat donkey is safe? Metabolic health issues can cause the donkey to not be able to regulate the extreme cold. Please be prepared for severe cold and wind chills.

Signs a donkey needs a blanket;

Shivering, shaking and blowing diarrhea.

Preventative care for the winter:

Shelter, slow feeder, warm clean water, salt and blankets (2).

Blanketing:

A blanket is like a fire extinguisher we are prepared before the trauma hits. Measuring for a blanket, selecting the correct weight of a blanket, finding a donkey blanket that fits, taming the donkey to wear a blanket and finally waiting for shipping.