Two Mauritanian donkeys
Two Mauritanian donkeys

Success stories

Warda the foal learns to walk

Warda the infant mule was born with a severe condition that left her struggling to stand. Find out how intensive treatment from SPANA vets in...

Keera the water donkey’s harness wounds

Keera the donkey was suffering from nasty wounds caused by a problem with the water cart she pulls and needed immediate help from SPANA vets...

Wahbi’s relief from a persistent itch

Wahbi the donkey had a constant itch that was making him sore and uncomfortable. Find out how SPANA vets in Tunisia helped give him the...

Urgent care for Zenebe the horse’s eye condition

Every year, thousands of working animals around the world suffer from eye problems. Zenebe the horse had painful and irritated eyes and needed treatment to...

Klana the donkey receives the comfort she needs

Klana was suffering from wounds caused by a homemade harness. Find out how SPANA vets eased her discomfort.

Treating Modibo’s painful back wounds

Modibo was bitten by another animal, leaving him with painful wounds on his back. Find out how SPANA vets treated his injuries at our mobile...

Young girl and father with two brown hroses

A family check-up

Hundreds of donkeys work pulling heavy loads up and down the dangerous rubbish dumps of Bamako, Mali. For one animal, the strain of the work had resulted...

Diarra’s brush with tetanus

Diarra had suffered painful injuries and desperately needed medical intervention. Find out how SPANA vets treated her wounds before further complications could develop.

A SPANA Ethiopia vet treats a donkey for lameness during a mobile clinic

A limping donkey gets a helping hand

Salana the donkey was lame and struggling to take even a few steps. Read how SPANA vet in Ethiopia, Hanna Zewdu, intervened to relieve his...

A donkey is brought to the SPANA mobile clinic with EZL and mouth ulcers

Abraham’s excruciating brush with EZL

Abraham the donkey’s skin was covered in painful ulcers, which were spreading across his neck, chest and legs. He was in clear discomfort and becoming...

A brown carthorse favours her leg due to an undiagnosed case of lameness in Ethiopia

Neru’s mystery limp

In Ethiopia, Neru the horse was finding it difficult to walk and was struggling to put weight on her leg, which was a major cause...

A severely malnourished carriage horse in Mauritania

Covid-19 threatens Farook’s survival

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on movement are having a devastating impact on the welfare of working animals across the world. As a result...

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