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Donkey Breed Society Showing Points –  In hand, Driving and Junior

Donkey Breed Society Showing Points –  In hand, Driving and Junior It is time to submit your showing points – there is a Showing Points card on the Showing page of the website – please print and submit to DBS Secretary as soon as possible, but definitely before 15th October. We know there have been […]

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Ragwort – the poison plant

Ragwort is more prevalent than ever and lethal to equines. This article by Rosemary Clarke will help you to identify and deal with this deadly plant: Ragwort

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Christmas cards 2021

The design for 2021 Christmas cards is ‘Homeward Bound’ which has ‘Seasons Greetings’ as the wording inside. These are in boxes of 10, all fully recyclable. One box of cards has a price of £4.50 including postage, but we are offering 5 boxes for the price of 4 at £18.00 including postage. Please go to […]

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In memoriam: Cora Pinnegar

It has recently come to our notice that Cora Pinnegar died in June this year.   Some of our longer-standing members may remember Cora as she was a member in the 80s and 90s and owned a driving stallion called Teddy Bear of Cleeve.   Peter and Angela Scales knew Cora and have paid the following […]

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Vet talk on donkey feet – and DBS Youtube channel

The recent veterinary talk on feet is now uploaded to the Donkey Breed Society Youtube channel and added to the library of videos. This talk covers why donkey feet are VERY different to horse and pony feet, how to keep them healthy and why it can be life-threatening to your donkey if you don’t Further […]

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A poetic tribute to Mouse the donkey

The Donkey Sanctuary adopted a donkey named Mouse. He was so adorable that they put his photo on pillows, duvets and even backpacks! When people bought these items the money went back into one of the  ‘donkey piggy banks’ that the shop sold  so that other donkeys could be rescued. Mouse did not know how special he was. This is a story of how […]

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Shows – updated details 31 3 21

Here is an up to date list of shows still hoping to run, some postponing and some cancelled. Obviously it can still change.  Updates will be shown on this page and the ‘Showing’ page. 2021 shows updated 31 3 21  

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Recorded donkey health videos

There are now some excellent resources available from recordings of training ‘webinars’ . Click on the links for these to play: Feeding your donkey – https://youtu.be/ei7ooGRLm_U Worming part 1 – https://youtu.be/NOlydxo6aLc Worming part 2 – https://youtu.be/cUdrMwMK0P4 Vaccinations – https://youtu.be/wyVhPmNaaRw The skin – https://youtu.be/OKZHcQLfsME  

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Donkey nutrition recorded presentation to view

Nutrition presentation: An online presentation from the Donkey Breed Society (UK Charity) in conjunction with TopSpec. Delivered by Anna Welch, Nutritionist Director at TopSpec. The content is aimed at UK donkey owners but a great deal of the content is useful for owners from other parts of the world.    

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New rules on moving donkeys and equines between NI or EU and UK

If you’re moving donkeys, mules or horses between the UK and Northern Ireland or the European Union you need to be aware of this guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-horses-and-ponies-special-rules?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=c9e49615-8251-4ff9-8b09-8e6712dcbcc1&utm_content=weekly

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