Misu, a four year old working donkey from Cernavoda, in South East Romania, suffered horrific injuries after being stabbed twice in the neck. Thanks to free, emergency treatment by international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary, he is now on the road to recovery.
All matters relating to the care of donkeys must be referred in the first instance to the attending vet. However, the Sanctuary is able to provide a support service to veterinary surgeons including analysis of faeces and blood samples, and a referral service enabling donkeys to be admitted to our veterinary hospital for treatment.
In the projects department we are celebrating this week as we have seen the results of many years of work being published in the Equine Veterinary Journal, an international publication aimed specifically at equine vets.
Popular CBBC presenters Dick and Dom went wild on a recent trip to The Donkey Sanctuary as they got to grips with some donkey dentistry.
For approximately the last twelve months we have been working with a team from several UK vet schools on a website called WikiVet. We are all very excited about the project as the website provides a free, online resource available to vets, vet students and allied professionals all over the world.
We would like to draw veterinary surgeons attention to a possible source of confusion in The Professional Handbook of the Donkey 4th Edition, published in 2008, which has been widely distributed by The Donkey Sanctuary.