The Impact of Carrying Heavy Loads on the Donkeys Health in Benadir Region Somalia

Moktar O. S. Mohamed*, Jeilani B. Mio, Mohamed A. Yusuf-Isleged, Hussein M. Salah and Osman H. Afrah

The Impact of Carrying Heavy Loads on the Donkeys Health in Benadir Region Somalia Over 95% of the donkeys in the world are likely kept for work-related purposes.

Transport is their primary function, whether they are pulling carts, riding in vehicles, or both. They could also be towed on farms. In other nations, they might help with milling, threshing, or other processes. Different nations have different frowning and working animal systems.
Donkeys can be owned and utilized by both men and women in the majority of countries. Donkey care is commonly entrusted to children. It is conceivable, however, donkey milking is not a particularly widespread practice.

Numerous animals, including donkeys, may be kept in high numbers in some communities as a sign of wealth and social standing. Feral donkeys are found in some nations in tiny numbers. Donkeys are kept expressly for entertainment, breeding, displaying, or companionship in some developed nations. Donkeys are kept by some farmers to protect their sheep. However, these specialized applications only engage a very limited number of people on a global scale.

Estimates of national and regional donkey populations serve as good indicators of donkey work globally because donkeys are rarely kept and owned unless they are employed. We cannot determine the lifespan or frequency of usage of donkeys using population information as a whole. However, population shifts can reveal important information about the current state of affairs and potential trends when they are understood in light of the prevailing systems of utilization.

Vet Med Open J. 2023; 8(1): 1-8. doi: 10.17140/VMOJ-8-171