Donkeys need their hooves to be trimmed just like a horse.
In the wild the donkey is walking up to 25 to 35 miles a day. On our farm the donkey is most likely not moving this much. A trimmer who is skilled in donkeys hooves is imperative to your domesticated donkeys health. It is best to keep your donkey(s) on a regular trimming schedule.
Never feed alfalfa, hay clippings or people foods, breads, cookies etc.,
Never leave your desert equine the donkey on grass or brush, trees all day. They will get sick and have health problems.
Fecal samples to test for parasites. No parasites no need to worm. Over worming has caused resistant free parasites in our donkey, mule and horse world. This is expensive to fix. Just like taking too many antibiotics in the human world over worming destroys the immune system and causes resistant free parasites.
A vet check for dental and health at least once a year.
Trimmer on a regular basis six weeks in the spring and summer and 7 in the fall and winter living in the Pacific Northwest.
GOD Bless You And Your Family Two And Four-Legged!
Apple Season has arrived! As great as they may be for humans this is not great for the domesticated Donkey, Mule or Horse. In fact this may cause DEATH from Colic and/or a huge amount of stress, tears, vet cost or even burying the beloved equine (Donkey, horse or mule).
Never feed grass clippings or bread to your horse, donkey or mule. PLEASE NEVER FEED ANOTHER ANY ANIMAL THAT IS NOT YOUR ANIMAL. Some animals have a form of insulin resistance, most must have a slow change of diet or they can founder, hoof rots out abscess or colic or worse die.
Tax payer dollars at work! Sadly, this is how most humans with no education work with a donkey. I use donkey psychology (donkey/humanality) and education of the human when working with the donkey. Sadly most predators (humans) do NOT have the tools needed to work with a wild or domesticated donkey. Donkeys, horses and mules require us humans to have empathy and compassion, set the equine up for success.
Donkeys are not horses with long ears. Donkeys are Donkeys! Tears for these donkeys and the men working to capture them should be fired.
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