For those interested in equine welfare and helping communities that depend on working animals....AND see donkeys in regular practice in the USA...The Donkey Welfare Symposium is NOT to be missed. Speakers from USA, UK, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico will be presenting research on a variety of donkey health and welfare topics from the donkey hide trade in China to the obesity problems of donkeys in the Northern Hemisphere. There will also be demonstrations on donkey behavior and training, dentistry, and clinical diagnosis and treatment of challenging medical cases. No matter one's level of skill and experience, we can all learn from people like Dr. Karen Rickards (Chief Veterinary Surgeon at the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth UK) or Dr. Elizabeth Tadros (premier researcher on metabolic diseases of equids and the relationship to laminitis). The meeting is pretty laid back with two dinner parties where you can meet the experts and get your deepest donkey questions answered. To register:
Any questions, email Eric Davis DVM at email@example.com....Hope to see you there!