My donkeys are unshod and will remain barefoot donkeys, for sound reasons that will be explained here. Thanks to farrier Brian Collyer who is local to me in Finestrat, I have learned about the importance of keeping equines barefoot and I would like to encourage further discussion on this principle. If anyone cares to comment on this, I would be very interested to hear all views.
Are we being unfair to ragwort? How many equines actually ingest enough ragwort to be poisoned by it? Some useful discussion of ragwort here: http://www.ragwortfacts.com/
The Donkey Sanctuary provides a very good PDF file on all aspects of donkey dental care:
teeth care for donkeys
General donkey links:
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