Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Review

Management and welfare needs of donkeys in the rural areas of Noushahro Feroze, Pakistan

Ghulam Murtaza Lochi
  • Ghulam Murtaza Lochi
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.
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Muhammad Ghias Uddin Shah
  • Muhammad Ghias Uddin Shah
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.
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Muhammad Shuaib Khan*
  • Muhammad Shuaib Khan*
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Putra, Malaysia, Gomal College of Veterinary Sciences GomalUnivesrsity, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan.
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Jamil Ahmad Gandahi
  • Jamil Ahmad Gandahi
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.
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Dildaar Husain Kalhorro
  • Dildaar Husain Kalhorro
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.
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Sumera Ali Khan
  • Sumera Ali Khan
  • Department of Livestock and Dairy Development Khyber PakhtoonKhawa, Pakistan.
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Farooq Alam
  • Farooq Alam
  • Area Office UBL Main Branch, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakiistan
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Abdul Manan Khokar
  • Abdul Manan Khokar
  • Area Office UBL Main Branch, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakiistan
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Mubashir Hasan
  • Mubashir Hasan
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Putra, Malaysia.
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Abdul Haseeb Danish
  • Abdul Haseeb Danish
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.
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  •  Received: 12 February 2013
  •  Accepted: 11 November 2013
  •  Published: 30 May 2014

Abstract

In this study a concise review was provided, discussing the management of donkeys in the rural area of Naushahro Feroze Sindh Pakistan. In this area donkeys are commonly used for the transport ion of clay bricks, mud, and grain for grinding, manure from pens to field, crop harvests from fields to stores and market places, crop residues from fields to homesteads for storage, plowing and weeding, and it also as a means of transportation for people. Thus, the donkey is used more as a carting animal (transport) than for cultivation tasks (plowing and weeding). Need exists that, institutions should provide awareness for donkey care and health. There is also need to provide trainings to farmers on such subjects such as management, welfare, and healthcare etc.

Key words: Management, welfare, donkey, Naushahro Feroze, Pakistan.