The Donkey Companion

Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying & Caring for Donkeys

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122000

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Strong, intelligent, dependable, friendly, and extremely versatile, donkeys are the perfect farm companion. Whether you use your animal to pull carts, till fields, or protect livestock, you’ll benefit from this practical and inspirational guide to working with and caring for your donkey. Providing expert advice on selecting the right breed for your needs, daily maintenance, training, and first aid, Sue Weaver also includes plenty of fun facts and charming donkey anecdotes. Raise a happy and healthy donkey!

The Book of Donkeys

A Guide to Selecting, Caring, and Training

Author: Donna Campbell Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493025376

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Donkeys are gaining in popularity across the country. They are used in trail riding, as pets, to guard livestock from coyotes and wild dogs, and as show animals. Donkeys are also used to breed mules, which are a hybrid produced by crossing a male donkey with a female horse. In The Book of Donkey, Donna Campbell Smith will cover the origin and history of donkeys world-wide. She will include chapters on breeds and types, care, housing, breeding, training, and the use of donkeys in the same format as her previous three books with Lyons Press. The Book of Donkeys will stand alone as an introduction to the world of donkeys and donkey keeping.

Training Mules and Donkeys

A Logical Approach to Longears. Equine management and donkey training

Author: Meredith Hodges

Publisher: Lucky Three Ranch Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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This spiral bound manual provides an easy reference for equine owners on the care and feeding of longears, preventive care and housing of all equines, and donkey training from foal training to advanced horsemanship, including jumping, dressage, measuring for athletic potential, care and handling of jacks and equine massage for the beginner. It is duplicated and compiled from the workbooks associated with videotapes #8 through #10 of the Training Mules and Donkeys video series by Meredith Hodges. This manual serves a twofold purpose. First, it provides an economical solution for those who cannot afford to purchase the entire videotape series and secondly, it serves as a basis for a supplement to the video series that is translated for non-English speaking persons who wish to view the NTSC or PAL version of our videotape series. This manual has been translated and is available in French (1-928624-14-6), German (1-928624-15-4) and Spanish (1-928624-13-8). Go to www.luckythreeranch.com for more information.

Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 453

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Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.

Donkeys--miniature, Standard, and Mammoth

A Veterinary Guide for Owners and Breeders

Author: Stephen R. Purdy

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub

ISBN: 9781570764189

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Addressing a common misconception, this handbook explains that donkeys are not horses and that the two kinds of animals are genetically and anatomically quite different. Carefully laying out the special physiological and environmental needs of donkeys, the book educates owners, would-be owners, and breeders about how best to care for their charges while also providing clear technical information on donkey anatomy and behavior, diseases, breeding, and general husbandry. Written with affection for donkeys and their antics, the book goes a long way toward preventing common and sometimes dire mistakes in caring for these interesting animals.

The Clinical Companion of the Donkey

1st Edition

Author: The Donkey Sanctuary

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789013909

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary is launching The Clinical Companion of the Donkey, the revised version of The Professional Handbook of the Donkey, which has been the definitive text for clinicians and professionals working in donkey medicine or surgery for over twenty years. Now in an easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format over its 360 pages, this updated paperback includes current and extra information in a bid to improve the health and welfare of donkeys worldwide by sharing knowledge and providing further education. Without covering the same ground as other excellent textbooks, The Clinical Companion of the Donkey concentrates on those differences in the equine species that are specific to the donkey. A new chapter on donkey behaviour has been included, as this is fundamental to understanding this unique animal and the presentation of clinical signs and requirements for handling, nursing and treatment. Technical colour illustrations have been included using images from the extensive libraries at The Donkey Sanctuary, as well as those private collections that belong to contributors. This book will also be available as translated versions over the following months. Created with heart and keen intelligence, The Clinical Companion of the Donkey has all the attributes of the animal it aims to aid, and will surely be the textbook of professionals involved with donkeys for years to come.

The Complete Book of the Donkey

Author: Elisabeth Svendsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905693306

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The Complete Book of the Donkey contains invaluable advice on all aspects of the care and welfare of donkeys. Sections include advice on buying and caring for donkeys, their diet, pasture management, breeding and showing.

The Wisdom of Donkeys

Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World

Author: Andy Merrifield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802719929

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Traces the author's spiritual quest for tranquility among the ruins and vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne, a journey he shared with a donkey companion that enabled him to reflect on a wide range of disciplines.

Miniature Donkey. Miniature Donkey Owners Manual. Miniature Donkey Care, Environment, Health, Feeding and Breeding.

Author: Harry Holdstone

Publisher: Imb Publishing Miniature Donkey

ISBN: 9781911142942

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey, also known as the Miniature Donkey or simply the mini, hails originally from the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily. They are not just very small donkeys but an entirely separate species. They are the smallest of the equines and increasingly popular as pets. This book will introduce you to these little donkeys by discussing their appearance and biology, typical behaviour, reproduction, their feeding needs, socialisation and bonding, how to train them and what makes these adorable equines such wonderful pets. It will also tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether or not this is the pet for you - cuteness factor aside - and, if it is, where to buy one, how to select your mini, what you need to arrange and buy before you bring it home, and how to take proper care of it. The owner must know what these pint-sized, intelligent and very loving equines need with regards to their environment, feeding and social and mental lives in order to be both healthy and happy. The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey is susceptible to several of the same bacterial, parasitic and viral infections that standard donkeys and horses may contract. Anyone who is serious about owning one needs to know how to care for them, what to look for and how to deal with common conditions. Covered in this book: Care Costs Daily care Do's and don'ts Feeding Health History Intelligence One or two Personality Tips on buying Training Travelling ...and much more

Flash

The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances

Author: Rachel Anne Ridge

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496406664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home—and forever changed a family. Rachel Anne Ridge was at the end of her rope. The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it. She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. How would her family pay their bills? What would the future hold? If only God would somehow let them know that everything was going to be all right . . . and then Flash the donkey showed up. If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, frightened, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, this wasn’t it. The local sheriff dismissed Flash as “worthless.” But Rachel didn’t believe that, and she couldn’t turn him away. She brought Flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour—and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most. Flash is the true story of their adventures together in learning to love and trust; breaking down whatever fences stood in their way; and finding the strength, confidence, and faith to carry on. Prepare to fall in love with Flash: a quirky, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, a deafening bray, a personality as big as Texas, and a story you’ll never forget.

Miniature Donkeys. Miniature Donkeys as Pets. Miniature Donkeys Book for Care, Health, Diet, Training and Costs.

Author: Paul Chester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788650045

Category:

Page: N.A

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This book contains invaluable advice on all aspects of the care and welfare of miniature donkeys. Sections include advice on buying and caring for your miniature donkey, their diet, pasture management and breeding. The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey, also known also The Miniature Donkey or simply the Mini, hails originally from the Italian Islands of Sardinia and Sicily. They are not just very small donkeys but an entirely separate species. They are the smallest of the equines and increasingly popular as pets. This book will introduce you to these little donkeys by discussing their appearance and biology, typical behaviour, reproduction, their feeding needs, socialization and bonding, how to train them and what makes these adorable equines such wonderful pets. It will also tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether or not this is the pet for you, cuteness factor aside, and, if it is, where to buy one, how to select your mini, what you need to arrange and buy before you bring it home, and how to take care of it properly. The owner must know what these print sized, intelligent and very loving equines need with regards to their environment and mental lives in order to be both healthy and happy. The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey is susceptible to several of the same bacterial, parasitic and viral infections that standard horses may contract. Anyone who is serious about owning one needs to know how to care for them, what to look for and how to deal with common conditions. Covered in this book: Care Costs Daily care Dos and Don't Feeding Health Training ....and much more

Llamas and Alpacas

Small-scale Herding for Pleasure and Profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484923

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns! The Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.

The Backyard Cow

An Introductory Guide to Keeping a Productive Family Cow

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429972

Category: House & Home

Page: 233

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You don't need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family--up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow's behavior; providing shelter, health care, and daily maintenance; grooming; milking; and making cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products from your milk.

Training Mules and Donkeys

A Logical Approach to Longears

Author: Meredith Hodges

Publisher: Alpine Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780931866586

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 222

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Considered the first COMPLETE book on training mules, this is a 'no-resistance' training manual covering simple psychology and training techniques to help the trainer toward a more enjoyable and rewarding experience with their longears.

The Backyard Sheep

An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428488

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.

Donkeys

Author: Anita Gallion

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 193548494X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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There’s never been a better time to add donkeys to a small-scale farm. Friendly, dependable, intelligent, and easy to care for, donkeys are increasingly prized by small-scale farmers. As with tending any livestock, it is always best for the keeper to be prepared. Whether you’re an experienced breeder or a new hobby farmer, this book provides information about the ins-and-outs of buying, caring for, and enjoying these terrific stable companions. Every donkey keeper will gather a bushel of essential information on keeping these remarkable creatures from this colorful new addition to the Hobby Farms series.

Healthy Donkey

Author: Sarah Fisher,Trudy Affleck Trudy Affleck

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001728

Category: Pets

Page: 300

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The Healthy Donkey provides a fascinating background to the history of this iconic animal and introduces potential owners to everything they need to know about donkey guardianship, with useful information about diet, bedding and grooming. Those already familiar with donkeys will also find invaluable information about addressing behavioural issues using patience, kindness and bodywork using the Tellington TTouch techniques - a non-invasive system of touch and massage designed to bring about calmness, trust and confidence. Case studies show how these techniques can be used to address a variety of problems. Topics covered include: the history of the donkey; anatomy, physiology and conformation; connecting with nervous and novice donkeys; introducing bodywork; Tellington TTouch and Connected Riding. There are an estimated forty to fifty million donkeys in the world, mostly used as working animals, and its popularity is down to its stamina, and the fact that it utilizes its feed more efficiently and tolerates thirst better than its cousin the horse. Illustrated with 82 colour photographs.