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Donkey with wounds by vet Khaled

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April 2012




Refuge name or

mobile clinic location

4th mobile clinic

Photos or video




Donkey/ horse/ mule/ camel



Animal age and name (if has one)

20 years, his name is Antar

Male/ female



Work of animal (what does it do on a daily basis)


Transporting and accompanying cows to the pastures

Work hours (how long does it work for every day)


5 – 8 hours – 7 days weekly

Working conditions (what is the environment like that it works in)

Gets his rest in the pastures – feeds on straw and green grass



Owner’s name


Fares AlSalman

Family details (e.g. do they have wife/ children?)


Wife and 4 children

Area owner lives


AlKefer (villages AlSuaidaa)

How did owner get animal to SPANA?


Connected with the mobile clinic in the area

Owner quote- what did they say about SPANA? What did they say about importance of animal?


Thanks SPANA – my donkey is the main mean for transporting

How long has owner worked with animals? 

This donkey has been used by his owner for more than 15 years

These are all of the questions for the owner- you can complete the rest of the form without them.


Injury/ illness


Wounds and abrasions

Injury/ illness signs



The donkey is suffering pain when pressing on his back and his legs




Injury/ illness cause



The continuous bonding from his legs by coarse rope, and the bad saddle




Treatment description


Vet Khaled examined Antar generally. The wounds was anointed by zinc oxide. The donkey was given dose of anti worms and dose of vitamins.



Recovery time


The wounds and abrasions healed after 20 days


Advice given to animal owner by SPANA staff


The owner had been advised by SPANA to not bond the legs of his donkey by coarse rope, and to use soft bond (Hijar) instead of it. Also, to use good saddle which is made of thick sponge .








The owner feeds his donkey three seasons,  the straw and the green grass, which cost him 1 £ daily. In spring the donkey eats from the pastures. Antar saved his owner transportation cost about 10 km daily.









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