SPANA in Ethiopia

• One veterinary clinic • Two mobile clinics • 19,000 animals treated each year • Three classrooms • Teachers give lessons to around 600 children a year.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country with over 2.5 million horses that struggles with both poverty and severe climatic events.

SPANA has two mobile clinics and a very busy permanent veterinary centre in Debre Zeit. The main problems we treat are wounds, lameness, respiratory disease and a terrible fungal infection called EZL.

Vet treating horse in Ethiopia

Keyo the horse and his owner

Horse tales: Animal welfare stories from Ethiopia, when your horse is your key to education

For many people in the developing world, their animals may be their only source of income and their only way to get out of poverty.

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Going home

Horses tales: Animal welfare stories from Ethiopia, Keyo the carthorse

Tetanus is preventable with a simple course of vaccinations but unfortunately in many developing countries these are not readily available and so our SPANA vets still treat many working animals suffering from this potentially fatal infection

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Ethiopia marks World Animal Day

Ethiopia marked World Animal Day on a huge scale this year and SPANA was thrilled to be part of the celebrations

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Doctor and owner with horse after treatment

Horse tales: Mobile clinic team treat horse that ate bag of flour, Damma the cart horse

A horse that ate a bag of wheat flour left outside his owner’s home has been treated by our mobile clinic team in Nazareth, Ethiopia.

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Horse tales: How free veterinary treatment for a starving carthorse helped support a family’s livelihood

Ethiopia is a country with over 2.5 million working horses that struggles with both poverty and regular droughts. SPANA runs a busy veterinary clinic in the town of Debre Zeit and has two mobile clinics that travel to surrounding towns. Here’s a recent case.

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Driving change for Ethiopia’s working animals

Ethiopia’s thousands of taxi horses have a backbreaking job and are often exhausted. SPANA staff have managed to gain the trust of many drivers and are now able to show them how better welfare benefits not only their animals but also their livelihoods.

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Bola the working horse

Animal welfare Ethiopia: help more horses like Bola

Lameness affects a huge number of working animals and is a visible sign that an animal is in pain. But your support means a better life for working horses like Bola.

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Donkey tales: Animal welfare stories from Ethiopia, Jengo the horse

Ethiopia is a country with over 2.5 million working horses that struggles with both poverty and severe climatic events. SPANA runs a busy veterinary clinic in the town of Debre Zeit and has two mobile clinics that travel to surrounding towns.

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