PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
We aim to share our work widely to encourage learning and stimulate debate on working equine welfare. You can find a list of our peer reviewed published papers with links on the research publications and conference presentations page. The page also contains a list of our oral presentations at scientific conferences since 2012.
SHARING THE LOAD MANUAL
A guide to improving the welfare of working animals through collective action. It documents our experience of working with animal owning communities and is available in English, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish and French. You can also buy a copy from Amazon.
WELFARE INTERPRETATION MANUAL
The Welfare Interpretation Manual offers guidance to field-based staff assessing the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries.
EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference, 2019
At the 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference in March 2019, where acclaimed veterinarians and academics came together from all Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth counties to share and learn, Brooke - as part of the International Coalition of Working Equids (ICWE) - presented the following research:
- Donkeys play a central role in Afghanistan life
- How glanders impacts on brick kiln communities
- Effects of the donkey hide trade in Kenya
Invisible Livestock 2015
On 16 November 2015 Brooke hosted the Invisible livestock conference". The conference highlighted the multiple contributions of livestock to livelihoods and national economies.
Invisible Helpers policy report launch
On 14 May 2014 Brooke launched the Invisible Helpers policy report at the Houses of Parliament. The report presents the findings from the Voices from Women research project conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, India and Pakistan.
One of our main tools for assessing welfare is the Standardised Equine Based Welfare Assessment Tool. The tool was originally developed with the University of Bristol in 2002 and was revised for our field conditions in 2011.
BROOKE EAST AFRICA RESEARCH
Our Kenyan team has shared several pieces of work shared at international scientific conferences.
BROOKE INDIA RESEARCH
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.
BROOKE PAKISTAN RESEARCH
The Brooke Pakistan programme has established a dedicated research resource to work on topics relating to service provision and community engagement, clinical issues and policy-related topics.
Our Compassionate Handling for Life Guiding Principles help anyone who handles animals or who works with animal handlers - such as vets, mentors and animal healthcare providers - make decisions in these situations. This practical and succinct approach explains clearly how and why handling should always be #AnActOfKindness and compassion for all animals.
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM
Papers presented at the sixth International Colloquium on Working Equids in Delhi in 2010.
Our veterinary teams work to strengthen existing healthcare infrastructures.
CARE FOR PETRA
Materials produced as part of the Care for Petra campaign to provide tourists with simple messages and help them make the right choices.