Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 335

Full Length Research Paper

The neglected welfare statue of working donkeys in Ethiopia: The case of Dale district in Southern Ethiopia

Bereket Molla Tanga
  • Bereket Molla Tanga
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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Addis Kassahun Gebremeskel
  • Addis Kassahun Gebremeskel
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 29 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 22 November 2018
  •  Published: 31 January 2019

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