Quality welfare, when and where it's needed
Working horses, donkeys and mules enjoy good welfare when their owners and handlers treat them well and when their basic needs are met.
Just like a human being, a working animal has a variety of basic needs on which this depends.
One such need is regular and reliable access to good quality veterinary care, farriery services and essential resources such as food and clean water.
With this in mind, the Brooke works to ensure that good quality services and resources are available to animals when and where they need it.
An animal hospital in a major city is of little use to an animal in a remote rural area when they have a broken leg, especially when the owner can’t get them to the hospital.
Working with local networks
This is why the Brooke works with local communities and networks to focus on prevention, and to improve the quality of services and resources that are available at local level.
For example, we invest in training local government vets in India and community based animal health workers (CBAHWs) in Africa, ensuring a better quality of service is available to the animals in the areas where they live and work
Our teams offer training and support to a variety of local networks. For example, in Afghanistan, local paravets make their living by providing treatment and vaccination to cattle and sheep in remote areas.
The Brooke team has designed and delivered an equine training package to develop their skills. Having learned more about wound management and equine animal handling from the Brooke, the paravets are now able to improve the lives of the animals they work with every single day.