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  • 1.  Costa Rica Project

    Posted 08-07-2017 11:28
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    Hope all are having a good summer. The Equitarian Initiative has been
    busy with various projects as well as working hard to grow as an

    Attached is a recent article from Pony Pals magazine describing our
    ongoing project in Costa Rica with an indigenous people, the Ngabe. I
    spent three work days in the La Casona region of their reserve in
    southern Costa Rica in July. We treated around 140 animals and worked
    with several Costa Rican veterinary students and recent graduates. I
    hope you enjoy reading about our project.

    We will be returning to Costa Rica again January 5-13, with the
    Equitarian Initiative Workshop in Puerto Jimenez and then I will be
    continuing back to the Ngabe communities from January 13-21. There are
    still some spots available for both the workshop and for the following
    week's project.

    Thank you for your interest and support,

    Neil H. Gray, DVM


    LaCasona July 2017.pdf   3.02MB 1 version

  • 2.  RE: Costa Rica Project

    Posted 09-04-2017 12:47

    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:
    2017 Donkey Welfare Symposium Registration ... Earn up to 15 hours of CE credit for on-site attendance and 12 hours of CE credit for live webinar attendance.

    Any questions, email Eric Davis DVM at to see you there!

  • 3.  RE: Costa Rica Project

    Posted 09-22-2017 17:18
    Does anyone know of plans by any organization to help out in Puerto Rico and the other Caribbean island that have been hammered by Irma and Harvey? Giving money doesn't seem like it is enough..

    Pamela J. Karner, V.M.D.
    603 Hayts Road
    Ithaca, New York 14850