Working animals are the backbone of rural life in Zambia – used for everything from agricultural tasks to transportation. Find out how we’re providing vital veterinary care to donkeys, horses and cattle in need of our help, and training their owners in better care of their animals.
Zambia at a glance
Population: 18.3 million
Area: 752,617 square km
Location: Southern Africa
Capital city: Lusaka
Estimated number of working animals (including cattle): 3,742,657
Number of mobile clinics: One
Number of working animals treated in 2021: 704
Number of animal owners trained in 2021: 250
Number of veterinary professionals trained in 2021: 10
Our work in Zambia
In Zambia, our vets are helping sick and injured donkeys, horses and cattle in desperate need – providing them with lifesaving veterinary treatment.
To improve the welfare of animals in communities, we’re also providing training to owners on the importance of working animals and how to care for them properly. We hold regular community training meetings – offering help and advice to owners on animal welfare and how to make safe and comfortable harnessing for the working animals.