Two Mauritanian donkeys
Two Mauritanian donkeys

Success stories

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...

A donkey and his owner wait for treatment at a Bamako, Mali mobile clinic

Demba’s Tetanus Risk

Tetanus is a terrible disease that threatens thousands of working animals every year, but can be easily prevented. Demba was one of the donkeys at...

A SPANA vet applies ointment to a donkey's injured eye in Ethiopia

Jonathan’s corneal ulcer threatens his sight

Jonathan the donkey was suffering from a painful corneal ulcer when he visited SPANA's mobile clinic in rural Ethiopia. Our vets would need to work...

A horse's harness wounds are treated at a mobile clinic in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

Mamo’s lockdown suffering ends

When 10-year-old horse Mamo came to the SPANA clinic in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, he was in serious pain and suffering. The poor horse was malnourished,...

A donkey and his owner wait for treatment at a mobile clinic

Armin’s respiratory distress

Armin the donkey was fighting a terrible respiratory infection and was struggling to breathe. Without medical treatment, his painful condition would only continue to worsen.

Vets examine a pony's eyes in Ethiopia

Conjunctivitis threatens a pony’s eyesight

Tirign the pony’s eyes were swollen shut and, without help, she would go blind. Read how SPANA intervened to give relief to this hardworking animal....

An owner and carthorse wait for treatment in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

Amadi’s brush with an angry horse

While waiting outside a market, Amadi the carthorse was badly injured by a kick from another horse. Bleeding and lame, the animal’s only hope was...

Malian woman and her donkey at SPANA mobile clinic

Naka’s excruciating bite wound

Naka was in agony after a wound inflicted by another donkey became infected. Read how her discomfort was alleviated with our speedy intervention.

A SPANA vet tech brushes a donkey in her stall

Habiba gets a second chance

Habiba was abandoned in the wake of Covid-19. Read how SPANA vets rescued her from the streets and found her a loving new home.

Vets examine a brown horse at the SPANA centre in Boghe, Mauritania

Help for an exhausted horse

Samba was lethargic and losing weight, struggling to carry the water to communities that depend on his work.

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