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There are many sites that offer information on the care of Donkeys.  Please use caution when choosing a site.  Many sites (especially rescue sites and social media sites) contain a lot of personal beliefs with very little evidence behind them.   This information is often inaccurate and possibly harmful.  

 On the other hand there is a


 HUGE amount of reliable information

about donkeys and donkey care available from

The Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Sanctuary homepage link:

www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

many PDFs are available
 on health and welfare at:

www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/donkey-health-and-welfare

You may have to click on "read more" to get to the PDF links at the bottom of the page.

You can also access the Donkey Care Handbook at the Donkey Sanctuary Website
​Friday November 3rd 2017 
Donkey Fair Content

Patricia Demers: 
Donkey Driving Related Documents
Ben Hart IAABC, ABTC
The Donkey Sanctuary
Behaviorist and Trainer
João Rodrigues MZV PhD
The Donkey Sanctuary
Veterinarian: 
Hoof Handling and Training for Foot Trimming 


I have included documents on basic behavior here as you need to understand basic behavior to pick up feet as well as links to other Ben Hart resources (hartshorsmanship.comBen's YouTube Chanel, and Hartshorsemanship Facebook Page, as these are all excellent resources for training and behavior issues.
Saturday November 4th 2017 Lecture Content

​Enthusiast Track


Leane Proops PhD 
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology Department, University of Portsmouth, UK

Mark Meyers 
Executive Director
​Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
Saturday November 4th 2017 Lecture Content 
Veterinary Track
Under Construction!
Healthy Donkey Homes

Weathering the Weather
Ben Hart IAABC, ABTC
Behaviorist and Trainer
​The Donkey Sanctuary
Francisco Javier Navas González​ MVZ
University of Córdoba, Spain,  Departament of Genetics
Saturday November 4th 2017 
Lecture Content

Combined Track Presentations 
The International Trade in Donkey Meat and Hides
Alex Mayers 
The Donkey Sanctuary
Philip Mshelia DVM
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Mactar Seck DVM
The Brooke
Eric Davis DVM MS DACVS DACVIM
Lisa Tadros DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine
Ben Hart IAABC, ABTC
Behaviorist and Trainer
​The Donkey Sanctuary
Lisa Tadros DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine
João Rodrigues DVM PhD
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth UK
Lisa Tadros DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine
João Rodrigues DVM PhD
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth UK
Pierre Lessard DVM
EducatorFrancesca Compostela DVM PhD
Independent Consultant
One Health Veterinary Educator
Ben Hart IAABC, ABTC
Behaviorist and Trainer
​The Donkey Sanctuary
Ben Hart IAABC, ABTC
Behaviorist and Trainer
​The Donkey Sanctuary
Sunday November 5th 2017 Lecture / Lab Content
Erik Peterson DVM
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Clinical Instructor
Miguel Quaresma MZV
Center for Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Senior Clinical Researcher
Charlotte Easton-Jones DVM
UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident
Friday November 3rd 2017 
Dinner Talk Content
Erick Lundgren PhD
Wildlife biologist
Sydney University of Technology​
Steve Decater
Live Power Community Farm
Organic Farming with Draft Animals Since 1977
Thank you for Visiting!
Amy McLean PhD
Professor, University of California Davis
Department of Animal Science
Antonio José de Araújo Aguiar MVZ
Associate Professor
Dept. Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology - FMVZ - 
Sao Paulo State University, Botucatu-SP, BRAZIL
Charlene Noll DVM
University of California Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Surgery Resident II
Lizeth Veloz MZV
Unversidad National Autonoma de Mexico, Animal Reproduction Department, Mexico City, Mexico

Leanne Proops PhD
Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology Department, University of Portsmouth, UK
​Senior Lecturer
Peta A Jones MSc, PhD
Donkey Power CC, South Africa
Clair Thunes Clair Thunes PhD
Department of Animal Science University of California Davis
Professor of Animal Science and Nutrition
João Rodrigues DVM PhD
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth UK
Francisco Javier Navas González​ MVZ
University of Córdoba, Spain,  Departament of Genetics

I have included documents on basic behavior here as you need to understand basic behavior to pick up feet as well as links to other Ben Hart resources (hartshorsmanship.comBen's YouTube Chanel, and Hartshorsemanship Facebook Page, as these are all excellent resources for training and behavior issues.
For training information and information on the art and science of behavior we recommend following the links below:

Ben Hart IAABC, ABTC

hartshorsmanship.com

Ben's YouTube Channel

Hartshorsemanship Facebook Page

 These are all excellent resources for training and behavior issues.