Project Description

Capacity building of Public and Private Equine Health Care

While other livestock started enjoying the benefits of veterinary science a bit longer donkeys in Ethiopia had to wait until the last two decades. There was a longstanding belief that “sick donkeys never heal”. Even where there are Vets there was reluctance from many owners to bring donkeys to the Vets attention. Rather they resort to traditional therapies which end up complicating the cases further. Donkeys do not show signs of illness until it is too late resulting loss of cases even after treatment. Even when the owner is brave enough to bring his donkey to the Vet; there was very little interest and confidence to treat donkeys in a clinic leaving out the lack of medicines & equipment to do proper treatment.

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