Two Mauritanian donkeys
Two Mauritanian donkeys

Working Animal Success Stories

head of a brown horse wearing a green harness with a smiling man holding the harness

Miruts the horse’s urgent EZL treatment

When Miruts the horse developed epizootic lymphangitis (EZL), SPANA vets in Ethiopia worked quickly to treat this deadly disease. 

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Nadia the mule’s new shoes

This World Animal Day, we’re highlighting the plight of animals, like Nadia the mule, who work in extreme conditions across the world.

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SPANA puts the spring back in DJ’s step

A visit to SPANA’s mobile clinic in Samanko, Mali, saved DJ the donkey from becoming lame.

Brown horse with a SPANA vet talking to another man in the background explaining a diagram on a large poster board.

SPANA’s EZL training saves Bekele the horse 

When a friend spotted that Bekele the horse had the classic signs of Epizootic Lymphangitis (EZL), his owner, Girma, immediately took him to see SPANA...

Cream donkey standing on a sand path with a boy in an orange t-shirt holding him

Asmaa the donkey’s excruciating arthritis 

Find out how SPANA vets in Tunisia helped ease the discomfort of Asmaa, an elderly donkey suffering from arthritis.

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Saidou the horse’s leg wounds 

When Saidou the horse was suffering from wounds on his leg, SPANA vets at our centre in Boghé, Mauritania, were on hand to help him...

brown foal eating in a stall

Nayef the foal’s road to recovery

When Nayef was injured in a road accident, the foal was admitted to SPANA’s stables in Morocco for expert treatment.

SPANA vet examining a brown small horse

How SPANA put the smile back on Damme’s face

Find out how SPANA vets in Ethiopia helped Damme, a nine-year-old horse, when he had an excruciating wound on his tongue.

SPANA vet showing a horses owner how to apply a blue and red fly fringe to protect his eyes.

Bora the horse’s irritated eyes

Bora means the world to his owner, Teklay. When Bora was suffering from an eye irritation, Teklay turned to SPANA vets in Ethiopia for help.

SPANA Vet helping a grey donkey with sores from an incorrect harness

Dilla the donkey’s new harness

When Dilla the donkey was suffering from a harness wound, SPANA vets in Ethiopia were on hand to treat his injury and provide invaluable training...

Three SPANA vets examining a horses mouth

Mesale the horse’s teeth trouble 

When Mesale the horse had problems with his teeth, SPANA vets in Ethiopia were on hand to give him the treatment he needed.

a brown horse in an outside paddock receiving an injection in its neck from a man wearing grey overalls.

Salli the horse gets her mojo back

Salli the horse had lost her appetite and was losing weight. Find out how SPANA vets in Mauritania provided the urgent care she needed.

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