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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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Exporting products of animal origin to the EU – new rules

Exporters wishing to send Products of Animal Origin (POAO), Animal by-products (ABP) or Germinal Products to the European Union (EU) must have their Exporting Business approved in order to do this. Approval is given by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Food Standards Scotland (FSS), or the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) depending upon the […]

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Donkey Magazine needs your input, news and photos.

The Donkey Magazine!! I’ve left you alone over the festive period but now I want your input. I need your news – yes I know it’s been a different year but there must be some news and views. I need your experiences. I need your opinions. I need your photos.  We have no cover photo […]

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Donkey Digest December

Another interesting donkey digest from down under.  This one includes recipes for humans such as Donkey Dung Cookies, Donkey Drops, Moscow Mule Cocktail and some great inputs on training mules, pack saddles, fitting a bridle and lots more. Enjoy  Donkey Digest December 2020

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Alec Horn

We are sorry to report that Alec Horn passed away on 2 December.  Together with his late wife, Sue, they were well known donkey breeders under the East Lodge prefix.  Alec had been greatly involved with the Society having been a Council member and member of other committees.

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Valerie Mathews

It is with sadness that we advise members that Mrs Valerie Mathews passed away on 1st December.   Valerie was an early member of the Society, was a recognised breeder of donkeys under the Westra prefix, with a successful showing record.  She had been a member of Council and of various committees including Chairman of the […]

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Eve’s journey – free ebook of walking tour with donkey in 1923

Eve’s Journey: 1923 We have been advised of a Donkey book which is available as an ebook and can be downloaded for free from https://gill.brackenbury.nz/ .  Scroll down the page and choose the format you would like to download. Hard copies can be purchased direct from New Zealand as per details on the flyer Eve’s Journey flier […]

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Care plans for your donkey if you’re not available

Clare Strang has put together excellent guidance on the importance of preparing a care plan for your donkey(s), along with a clear template to complete with all relevant details.  Please visit the Education page for details https://www.donkeybreedsociety.co.uk/our-charity/education/

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