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Do you Have a Donkey or a Burro?

What’s the Difference? This is a common question. Regarding burros and donkeys in specific, there’s a very simple answer… The Spanish word “burro” came from the word “Burrisimo” meaning little horse.  The word Donkey came from the English word “dun” … Continue reading

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Defining Donkey Terms

Ass, Burro, Donkey, and there’s more! Which is which and why? Learn the terminology and meanings here. In this article: donkey terms, markings, size, and a source of further information. Ass:  The correct term for the animal commonly known as … Continue reading

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The Story of Arizona’s Burro

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Burros were first seen in southern Arizona in 1679. When gold was discovered at Gila City in 1858, prospectors from California and Sonora, Mexico came with burros to use as pack animals. Burros became the legendary symbol of the old … Continue reading

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Donkey History Facts

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The domesticated donkey is believed to be the descendent of the wild ass, Equss africanus. Better known as the Somali and Nubian wild asses. They originated in northeastern Africa during the predynastic period of Egypt, about 6,000 years ago. • … Continue reading

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Understanding the Donkey

They may be members of the equine family, but if you’re trying to train one, you probably already know donkeys and horses are absolutely nothing alike. The donkey is smart, real smart, patient, extremely strong, and not in any way … Continue reading

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Vaccinating the Donkey, for What and Why

Vaccination Considerations For a Donkey Judy Marteniuk, DVM   Michigan State University This article takes an informative look at vaccinating the donkey, for what, and why.  Read Article

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