Two students from Edinburgh University collaborated with Brooke.
Research is an integral part of our work. It underpins our programmatic and advocacy work and improves our activities. Through sharing our research, we also share our learning and increase understanding of the issues facing working equids and their owners in developing countries.
The Brooke India programme includes an active research team, working on topics relating to service providers and community engagement, equine clinical issues and policy-related topics. They aim to share details of their programme’s work at both the national and international level.
Download copies of our printed publications including our strategy, reports, policy briefings, the Sharing the Load manual, the Standardised Equine Based Welfare Assessment Tool and conference papers.
There are around 100 million working livestock (horses, donkeys and mules) in low- and middle-income countries. These animals help 600 million people globally feed themselves and their families.
We aim to share our work widely to encourage learning and stimulate debate on working equine welfare. We list our peer reviewed published papers with links to summaries or full texts wherever possible. A listing of our oral presentations at scientific conferences since 2012 is also provided.
We work with international institutions, national decision makers and implementers, international development organisations and animal welfare networks.
The Kenyan team has shared several pieces of work at international scientific conferences.
Brooke’s new Global Farriery Project aims to transform the farriery trade in low and middle income countries and make lasting improvements to animal welfare ensuring that healthy and happy working equids can continue to support communities’ livelihoods.