Animal Welfare & Health
Animal welfare refers to the physical and emotional state of an animal. It is impacted by the environment in which it lives and works, human attitudes and practices, and available resources.
We believe equine animals can and should be managed without fear, force or harmful punishment.
Handling can have profound and lasting effects on both animals and their handlers, and can mean the difference between good and poor animal welfare.
A collaboration between Brooke and SaddleAid to alleviate harness-related injury and suffering for working horses, donkeys and mules.
Our AWERB ensures the highest standards of ethics are applied to all research, and to promote a culture of care for animals and humans.
We assess the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules using scientifically-validated welfare assessment techniques.
This manual is a guide to improving the welfare of working animals through collective action, while taking into account the context of different target populations.
This manual helps explain the animal welfare issues that affect horses, donkeys and mules working in developing countries.
This policy exists to ensure that anyone representing Brooke demonstrates good practice in relation to animal welfare.
To make a lasting difference to future generations of animals, our veterinary teams work to strengthen existing healthcare infrastructures.
We train local farriers to provide welfare-friendly hoof trimming and shoeing services.
Our Global Farriery Project aims to transform the farriery trade in low- and middle-income countries.
This book offers insights and practical advice on how to provide effective healthcare for working equids in developing countries.
Brooke is taking the lead in this “sharing and building expertise” approach to improving animal healthcare systems.