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!
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The Donkey Companion

Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying & Caring for Donkeys

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342038X

Category: Nature

Page: 343

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"Donkeys are wonderfully adept at protecting livestock and pulling loads yet make spirited racing partners and gentle stable companions. Their heart-felt braying, ever-alert ears, and expressive eyes earn them special status as beloved farm pets."--Back cover.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

View: 6076

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.
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The Complete Book of the Donkey

Author: Elisabeth Svendsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905693306

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7266

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.
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Looking After a Donkey

Author: Dorothy Morris,Rob Sims

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873580929

Category: Donkeys

Page: 152

View: 1976

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The Clinical Companion of the Donkey

1st Edition

Author: The Donkey Sanctuary

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789013909

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 3780

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.
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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

View: 364

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.
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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.
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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

View: 6489

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.
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Packing with Burros

Author: Dave Daney

Publisher: Naturegraph Publishers

ISBN: 9789780879617

Category: Backpacking

Page: 142

View: 2713

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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
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Donkey Coloring Book

30 Hand Drawn, Doodle and Folk Art Style Donkey Adult Coloring Designs

Author: Louise Ford

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536829990

Category:

Page: 64

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This Donkey Coloring Book is a Great Way to Unwind and De-Stress! Do you love Donkeys or know someone who does? Then this book of 30 Donkey coloring pages is the ideal gift to help you relax. Each illustration within this fantastic adult coloring book is lovingly hand drawn by the author in a zentangle, folk art style. The natural, organic feel of the artwork will add to the feeling of calm that you get from great coloring books. Every page within this coloring book for grown-ups is printed single sided, meaning each page can be removed and colored in using any medium you like and framed easily.
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Sheep

Small-Scale Sheep Keeping For Pleasure And Profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484826

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3322

These 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.
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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.
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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.
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The Backyard Sheep

An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428488

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 9737

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.
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Saving Simon

How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

Author: Jon Katz

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804177287

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 1839

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him. Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. Jon and Maria decided to take him in. Simon’s recovery was far from easy. Weak and malnourished, he needed near constant care, but Jon was determined to help him heal. As Simon’s health improved, Jon would feed him by hand, read to him, take him on walks, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend. Then, miraculously, as if in reciprocation, Simon began to reveal to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives and inspire us to take great risks. This radically different perspective on kindness and empathy led Jon to a troubled border collie from Ireland in need of a home, a blind pony who had lived outside in a pasture for fifteen years, and a new farm for him and Maria. In the great tradition of heroes—from Don Quixote to Shrek—who faced the world in the company of their donkeys, Jon came to understand compassion and mercy in a new light, learning to open up “not just to Simon, not just to animals, but to the human experience. To love, to risk, to friendship.” With grace, warmth, and keen emotional insight, Saving Simon plumbs the depths of the bonds we form with our animals, and the rewards of “living a more compassionate, considered, and meaningful life.” Praise for Saving Simon “Heartwarming . . . a touching tale.”—USA Today “Highly recommended . . . an enjoyable and thoughtful work.”—Library Journal (starred review) “[Saving Simon] handles the emotional highs and lows of living with animals with empathy and thoughtfulness, forcing readers to re-examine their own meanings of compassion and mercy.”—Kirkus Reviews “The message of this true story will linger with the reader long after the book has been placed on the shelf.”—Bookreporter “[An] uplifting and insightful memoir . . . Katz’s fans and animal lovers of all kinds will no doubt be delighted by Simon’s heartwarming story.”—Publishers Weekly Praise for Jon Katz “With wisdom and grace, Katz unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful insights to anyone who has ever struggled with, and loved, a troubled animal.”—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me “Katz’s world—of animals and humans and their combined generosity of spirit—is a place you’re glad you’ve been.”—The Boston Globe “From Toto to Marley, our canine friends are a sure bet in the literary biz. But no one seems to speak their language like Jon Katz.”—San Antonio Express-News From the Hardcover edition.
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