Donkeys: Miniature, Standard, and Mammoth: A Veterinary Guide for Owners and Breeders

Donkeys: Miniature, Standard, and Mammoth: A Veterinary Guide for Owners and Breeders

by Stephen Purdy
     
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Horse
Dr. Purdy has given us something the donkey world has been lacking�a sound guide for owners and veterinarians in caring for these wonderful and in many cases, hardworking, animals.
From the Publisher

"Readers will appreciate the author's straightforward style of prose and the use of numerous photos and illustrations. The bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter and suggested reading lists are informative additions . . . Both novice and experienced donkey breeders will find this text to be a valuable and affordable priced guide."  —Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

"Dr. Purdy has given us something the donkey world has been lacking—a sound guide for owners and veterinarians in caring for these wonderful and in many cases, hardworking, animals." —Horse

"We highly recommend that everyone who deals with donkeys in any capacity—from pet or rescue to breeding and veterinary work—buy this book and read it carefully."  —Paul and Betsy Hutchins, founders, The American Donkey and Mule Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570764189
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Paul Hutchins
"We highly recommend that everyone who deals with donkeys in any capacity-from pet or rescue to breeding and veterinary work-buy this book and read it carefully."--(Paul and Betsy Hutchins, founders, The American Donkey and Mule Society)

Meet the Author

Stephen Purdy, DVM, is a professor of veterinary education and the director of the Camelid Reproduction Center at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, where he specializes in practical research and educational projects to improve farm-animal health. He lives in Hadley, Massachusetts.

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