World Donkey Day (May 8)

argylesock says… Donkeys are all over the world, one of our most useful livestock species. Yet still they’re not taken seriously enough. At least they’re not taken seriously enough where I live, in a rich country. You can follow my ‘donkey’ tag for more about this excellent animal.


The donkey is a very useful, important, and precious animal genetic resource for food and agriculture. Donkey plays a pivotal role in the livelihood earning of millions of people around the world. Donkey is widely used for pastoral movement, carting, agricultural operations, and recreation purposes. There is wide intra and in-breed diversity. Such diversity is based on habitat, purpose, selection, etc. Donkey is well adapted to all climatic conditions and ecosystems. It ranges from the cold temperate region, cold deserts, dry and hot deserts, plain lands, high Alps, and coastal ecosystems of the globe.

A beautiful Shingharri donkey in Mangrota festival Pakistan.

In some countries, the products, especially milk and meat of donkeys are also used. Milk is used as medicine among pastoral communities for the treatment of respiratory diseases for a long time. The meat products are used in many countries of the world and Salami is the famous dish of…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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3 Responses to World Donkey Day (May 8)

  1. raziqkakar says:

    Thank you very much for reblogging.
    Best regards

  2. drbausman says:

    Reblogged this on drbausman's Blog.

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