The first half of basic donkey health care training for Limassol District’s Animal Inspectors took place in July 2014 at Limassol Veterinary Department.
We had originally been informed that there would be around 25 people attending so we thrilled when over 30 arrived. Not only were the Animal Inspectors there, but also some vets, a donkey owner and vet students – one from Greece, some from Cyprus and another working in Slovenia.
With the aid of a presentation and our pretend donkey called Ranger, we were able to show examples of problems that we come across, explain some of the differences between horses and donkeys, as well as demonstrating and explaining how to identify the main health issues donkeys can suffer from.
We also showed everyone the contents of their information pack and certificate they will receive when they complete the second part in October. Everyone was very keen to come back, especially as we’ll be taking one of our real donkeys along.
A huge thank you goes to Constantinos Economides, the Chief Veterinary Officer of Limassol District Veterinary, for providing first class facilities, and to everyone who gave us such positive and complimentary feedback.