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Seasonal variation of digestible energy requirements of mature donkeys in the UK.

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Wood, S. J., Smith, D., & Morris, C. J. (2005)
Seasonal variation of digestible energy requirements of mature donkeys in the UK. Pferdeheilkunde, 21, 39-40
This study was conducted between May 2003 and July 2004 at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, UK. Two recording periods took place; the first between June and August 2003 ...

Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder

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Vitikainen, E. I. K., Marshall, H. H., Thompson, F. J., Sanderson, J. L., Bell, M. B. V., Gilchrist, J. S., …Cant, M. A. (2017)
Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284(1854), 20162384. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2384
Kin selection theory predicts that animals should direct costly care where inclusive fitness gains are highest. Individuals may achieve this by directing care at closer relati...

Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community

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Ballantyne, G., Baldock, K. C. R., Rendell, L., & Willmer, P. (2017)
Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community. Scientific Reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-08798-x
Accurate predictions of pollination service delivery require a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between plants and flower visitors. To improve measurements of p...

Seasonal variation in the parasite burden and body condition of working donkeys in East Shewa and West Shewa regions of Ethiopia.

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Yoseph, S., Smith, D., Mengistu, A., Teklu, F., Firew, T. & Betere, Y. (2004)
Seasonal variation in the parasite burden and body condition of working donkeys in East Shewa and West Shewa regions of Ethiopia. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 37, 35-45. doi:10.1007/s11250-005-9004-3. ISSN 0049-4747
A survey of donkeys arriving at markets in three localities in East and West Shewa regions of central Ethiopia was carried out during 2002. Total faecal worm egg counts and bo...

A review of the factors affecting the survival of donkeys in semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Smith, D. & Pearson, R. A. (2004)
A review of the factors affecting the survival of donkeys in semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 37, 1-19. doi:10.1007/s11250-005-9002-5. ISSN 0049-4747
The large fluctuations seen in cattle populations during periods of drought in sub-Saharan Africa are not evident in the donkey population. Donkeys appear to have a survival a...