Helping working animals in Zambia

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.

Other countries we work in

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Helping working animals in Botswana

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Botswana.

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Read about how SPANA is helping working animals in Tanzania.

Helping working animals in Zimbabwe

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Zimbabwe.