Treatment and training with the Tikobane Trust group in Zimbabwe

Animal Aid Abroad partners with the Tikobane Trust group, based in the Hwange district of Zimbabwe.

With the 2018/2019 farming season in full swing in Zimbabwe the group's efforts to call people to their donkey clinic on the 12th of December was not fruitful, however they came up with a workable, innovative and efficient way of reaching the donkeys, whereby the team will be visiting the home stands and the donkey stables in the Magoli village, door to door. The team will be visiting three stables a week, amounting to 12 stables visited per month, totaling 36 stables visited per quarter.

In the past week, the team visited three home stands where 13 donkeys were reached and treated for harness injuries. As it is the farming season, donkeys are ploughing in the fields, and chain and harness wounds are a concern.

The donkeys where treated with wound powder and wound oil. The team also spoke with the donkey owners about the heavy beating of donkeys which is common during farming seasons.

Another big cause of concern associated with farming season that the team noted is the axing of donkeys. They treated a donkey with an axe wound that was in a bad state.

Tikobane Trust has identified a great need in working with Magoli community, especially during the farming season.

The team will be working flat out with the community in meeting the needs of these animals, and we are proud to be supporting their great work.

Janet Thomas