> Donkeys characteristically get by on less food than a horse of similar size, and need a lower protein content in their feed. Wow. Traveller in the picture here is a mammoth donkey that came to me very underweight, yet he has a crest on the top of his neck of fat. %PDF-1.7 %���� 324 36 The rule of thumb I've always heard of is 1/3 body weight with human and tack taken into consideration. 0000007964 00000 n 0000026458 00000 n Obvious loss of muscle mass. Is there a fleshy feel over them or thin skin? He’s now at a very healthy weight. Donkey weight … 200 - 350 pounds -- Adult 20 - 40 pounds -- … I mean, you won’t just jump Donkeys who have been obese for a long period of time Building his hindquarters will come as he fills out and he gets worked more. Click the picture for more information and to get your copy! 1) and are fantastic fun to get to know Domesticated donkeys vary in size, depending on how they are bred. 0000001035 00000 n 324 0 obj <> endobj They don’t have big wide shoulders or broad backs… they are supposed to be strong, lean machines! I’m writing a series of 3 books on caring for donkeys naturally. 0000024804 00000 n Wild donkeys typically grow to around 49 inches (125 centimeters) from hoof to shoulder and weight around 551 lbs. A typical Donkey weighs between 400-500 lb (180-225 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 25-40 years. Carrying Capacity: A light load for a donkey is up to 50 pounds; a medium load, 51–100 pounds; and a heavy load, 101–150 pounds. 0000002275 00000 n Do the shoulders feel small and boney? Because I rescue donkeys, I rarely get a healthy donkey and it’s up to me to try to get them healthy! If you see or feel fat pads and see or feel a cresty fat roll on the top of the neck this is very bad for your donkey. Jennets should be a minimum of 54" tall and jack 56" tall, weighing appox. 0000026866 00000 n Proper diet and exercise are critical for this donkeys health. I want everyone to understand that a lean donkey is a good thing. Donkeys vary considerably in size, depending on breed and management. Please look through the pics below… what do you see? A donkey weight chart allows you to estimate weight by measuring a donkey’s height and heart girth. sbi 日本株4.3ブル 《在庫あり》MARIN マリン 2020年 DONKY Jr20 6Sドンキージュニア20 2020-10-22 MATT_BLACK(GOLD) MATT_TURQUOISE(WHITE) MATT_RED(BLACK) MATT_PINK(PINK) GLOSS_WHITE Do not underestimate the need for your donkey to be in good physical condition before you start riding. The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus)[1][2] is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. 0000025549 00000 n WEIGH YOUR DONKEY WITH A WEIGHT TAPE A weight tape can be purchased at www.horse.com or your local tack shop. He still needs to build some muscle on his shoulders, and that will come as he is trained more for his future as a working and saddle donkey. 0000006652 00000 n 0000001288 00000 n Then draw a line between the two. 0000001794 00000 n Or do you feel squishy fat? Donkeys are also very efficient at getting the most out of the feed they are given and so they can put on weight quickly if given high calorie feeds. 8 Things to consider: How much weight can a donkey carry? In Peta Jones’s book “Donkeys for Development” published by ATNESA states that a donkey should not carry more than 1/3 of its weight. 0000003244 00000 n To estimate a donkey’s weight using the diagram below mark the height and heart girth measurements on the correct axis. Unreal! There is also the consideration that some donkeys are more narrow.. more thick boned or more thin boned.. some are more angular..so please.. do not compare donkeys to horses or the typical overweight donkeys we see in this country. 0000012172 00000 n For those of you who follow my page on FB, you may have seen a snip of this post. That’s bad. This first book will address the donkeys physical needs and ailments. Proper diet and exercise are critical for this donkeys health. trailer Read on to find out why… Why Get a Donkey? Cats: Ribs visible on short-haired cats; no Miniature Donkeys are registered through the Miniature Donkey Registry which is administered by the American Donkey & Mule Society at www.lovelongears.com . If grained, the protein should preferably be lower than 12%. 0000002710 00000 n Donkeys are full of character (Fig. WEIGH YOUR DONKEY WITH A WEIGHT TAPE A weight tape can be purchased at www.horse.com or your local tack shop, Rural King or Tractor Supply. 1300 pounds. This problem is generally avoided by using carts for single donkeys. Then draw a line between the two. indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. Donkey, Burro, Ass, jackass, jennet, Miniature Donkey, Mammoth, Jackstock, standard, Mexican Burro - they are all terms for Donkeys. Just feeding him more without work might result in fat. 5 Point 9 Point Description 1/5 1/9 Dogs: Ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and all bony prominences evident from a distance. Thats good! It is one of the largest breeds, and jacks (donkey stallions) were bred to mares of the Poitevin horse breed to produce Poitevin mules, which were formerly in worldwide demand for agricultural and other work. You can contact me at angie@donkeylistener.com. To estimate a donkey’s weight using the diagram below mark the height and heart girth measurements on the correct axis. or "How much medicine does my horse need?" Add some food. 15.2 hh (hands high, a hand being an equine measurement of 4" each). 0000001473 00000 n 100% real. 200 - 350 pounds -- Adult 20 - 40 pounds -- Newborn (weight and height vary) 3. The arrangement is commonly used for onshore wells producing little oil. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). Or feel hard with muscle? 0 = Thin / starving 3 = Good 5 = Obese If the donkey is thinner than 3 or fatter than a bcs of 3, then average the weight of either the lower or higher weight dependent on the bcs. Research has shown that on average a donkey will eat approximately 1.3 – 1.8% Like athletes… please stop comparing donkeys to horses.. oh.. most domestic horses are to fat too.. especially ponies. A 200 pound person shouldn’t be on a 12 hh donkey BUT, the most important thing is donkeys condition. REGISTRATION. Horse vs Donkey Physical Appearance One of the first things people notice about donkeys is their large, adorable ears. A healthy, well-conditioned donkey can carry more weight than an overweight donkey or a donkey that’s sat in a pasture for years with no exercise. Mules can be either male or female. Some of course are larger and most you will find on the farm might be smaller. Physically, mentally, emotionally and provided natural support in form of herbs, bodywork and essential oils. I think putting my hands directly on the donkey helps me more than anything, especially in the winter with they have their thick coats. FOALING Being overweight isn’t good for any creature. Knowing your horses weight helps know how much weight he can safely carry or pull. 0000005936 00000 n Donkeys are not meant to be fat and Donkeys are NOT horses… they don’t have big booty hindquarters. A pumpjack is the overground drive for a reciprocating piston pump in an oil well. Please see my article on feeding donkeys here: Chapter 3: Donkey Shelter, Space and Fencing Needs, Chapter 8: Parasites That Can Affect Donkeys, Start Here {Donkey Information Guide to the Website}, Donkey Training Courses, Books, Donkey Tack and Care Items. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). 0000012398 00000 n %%EOF The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. 0000001744 00000 n So at some point he was very much overfed. 359 0 obj <>stream 0000005234 00000 n You can do an online search for … This chart is based on the standard concept of an Animal Unit being one 1000 pound beef cow consuming an average of 2.6% of her body weight daily throughout her yearly production cycle. The plumb donkey you may think looks cute is actually on the road to bad health, discomfort and pain. 0000003207 00000 n 0000004401 00000 n Average donkey weight is hard to guesstimate for an individual because even if you have 2 donkeys the same height, they may have different bone structure and different abilities at gaining muscle. Just feel a thin layer of skin? 0000024274 00000 n Though this is the You can check for the following: Can you feel the ribs? Please keep in mind NO donkey, no matter how well muscled and conditioned is going to look like a horse. 0 0000009522 00000 n My donkeys ALL get timothy pellets, lightly soaked with CA Trace minerals added. 0000025273 00000 n The average Donkey has an overall height of 43.0”-57.0” (109-145 cm), withers height of 36.0”-48.0” (92-123 cm), and body length of 57.0”-76.0” (145-193 cm). Or does it feel like muscle and flesh is built up on both sides of the spine? Equine Weight Calculator "How much do I feed my horse?" Good grass hay and pasture is usually all a donkey needs. 0000026040 00000 n See our interesting handy of the average height and weight chart for each horse breed. To thin. 0000000016 00000 n The accuracy of these calculators is dependent on the accuracy of the measurements. Please note that EquiMed weight calculators are based on scientific research, but that individual animal differences may cause over or under estimation of your animals weight. GSF Donkey Weight Tape Our Donkey Weight Tape has been scientifically researched over many years using over 1,000 donkeys both from the UK and Kenya, with the invaluable help of the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon and initially Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell. The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. 0000023312 00000 n WEIGHT. Popular content Calculator: Which horses can carry me comfortably? Our Donkey Weight Tape is available for shipping worldwide and we are able to supply packaged as shown below or unpackaged if ordering in volume from outside the UK. J-Donk is large boned where Traveller isn’t, but Traveller is slightly taller. 0000022839 00000 n Average donkey weight is hard to guesstimate for an individual because even if you have 2 donkeys the same height, they may have different bone structure and different abilities at gaining muscle. 0000017391 00000 n I'm a long time donkey lover and donkey trainer. Donkey Forklifts SPEC SHEET Capacity Selecting the right load capacity is the most important part of configuring your Donkey. There is nothing cute about that. 0000016464 00000 n - simple questions that require knowledge of your horse's or donkey's weight. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). There are weight tapes designed specifically for use with donkeys— do not use a horse weight tape since it will give you an inaccurate estimate. Feel thick fatty tissue? A mammoth donkeys average donkey weight will depend on build. 0000007339 00000 n He is lean and could use more muscle on his hindquarters… notice I said. We need to do more hiking on hills to help develop his HQ. Please see my article on feeding donkeys here: Feeding Donkeys {6 Things ALL my Donkeys Get}, A vet once told me, “If you keep your equine skinny and their toes trimmed short, you’ll eliminate almost all of their health problems.“. American Jackstock also known as Mammoth Asses, Burros or Donkeys, should be approx. A male donkey (Jack) bred to a female horse produces a MULE. a donkey 110cm tall and with a heart girth 130cm would weigh approximately 217kg. [1] It is used to mechanically lift liquid out of the well if not enough bottom hole pressure exists for the liquid to flow all the way to the surface. I had to get weight on him before I could have him gelded. e.g. Is he well nourished? Donkeys can founder on rich food such as … Free-choice barley straw (2-3kg per day) UK: 0000025855 00000 n Donkey penis almost touches the ground. The average horse can safely carry about 15 to 20 percent of its body weight (e.g. No discernible body fat. If the donkey is thinner than 3 or fatter than a bcs of 3, then average the weight of either the lower or higher weight dependent on the bcs. Donkeys are scored from 0 to 5. 0000012286 00000 n CHART … Thats bad. I feed approximately 1 cup of pellets per 100 pounds. Figure 1: Donkey weight estimator The weight estimator is accurate to within 10 kilograms. 0000017307 00000 n Both measurements can then be marked on The Donkey Sanctuary weight nomogram, which is included in the back of this guide, and the donkey’s weight read off the centre scale. (250 kilograms). ���{YC�p_Uf� ������ �g�)�_�-�:�aP�����0�b. The weight consideration is important, but equally important is the condition of the donkey itself. This can take a long time for some of the most neglected ones. Feel the hip bones and hindquarters. As this is a UN funded project, they aimed for an absolute maximum. Many owners in Africa exceed this. Things like diet, hoof care and wound care, etc. Yes, you see lean donkeys,, in our country (USA) most of our domestic donkeys are fat.. this causes a multitude of health problems that lessens the quality of life for the donkey. OVERWEIGHT DONKEY Weight loss should be gradual and is achieved by choosing appropriate feeds that are low in energy but high enough in fibre to allow the donkey to eat to appetite. We prefer PayPal, but please contact us if you are unable to use this facility. The Donkey comes in three load capacities - 3,000 pounds, 4,000 pounds and 5,000 pounds. 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Donkey weight … 200 - 350 pounds -- Adult 20 - 40 pounds -- … I mean, you won’t just jump Donkeys who have been obese for a long period of time Building his hindquarters will come as he fills out and he gets worked more. Click the picture for more information and to get your copy! 1) and are fantastic fun to get to know Domesticated donkeys vary in size, depending on how they are bred. 0000001035 00000 n 324 0 obj <> endobj They don’t have big wide shoulders or broad backs… they are supposed to be strong, lean machines! I’m writing a series of 3 books on caring for donkeys naturally. 0000024804 00000 n Wild donkeys typically grow to around 49 inches (125 centimeters) from hoof to shoulder and weight around 551 lbs. A typical Donkey weighs between 400-500 lb (180-225 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 25-40 years. Carrying Capacity: A light load for a donkey is up to 50 pounds; a medium load, 51–100 pounds; and a heavy load, 101–150 pounds. 0000002275 00000 n Do the shoulders feel small and boney? Because I rescue donkeys, I rarely get a healthy donkey and it’s up to me to try to get them healthy! If you see or feel fat pads and see or feel a cresty fat roll on the top of the neck this is very bad for your donkey. Jennets should be a minimum of 54" tall and jack 56" tall, weighing appox. 0000026866 00000 n Proper diet and exercise are critical for this donkeys health. I want everyone to understand that a lean donkey is a good thing. Donkeys vary considerably in size, depending on breed and management. Please look through the pics below… what do you see? A donkey weight chart allows you to estimate weight by measuring a donkey’s height and heart girth. sbi 日本株4.3ブル 《在庫あり》MARIN マリン 2020年 DONKY Jr20 6Sドンキージュニア20 2020-10-22 MATT_BLACK(GOLD) MATT_TURQUOISE(WHITE) MATT_RED(BLACK) MATT_PINK(PINK) GLOSS_WHITE Do not underestimate the need for your donkey to be in good physical condition before you start riding. The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus)[1][2] is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. 0000025549 00000 n WEIGH YOUR DONKEY WITH A WEIGHT TAPE A weight tape can be purchased at www.horse.com or your local tack shop. He still needs to build some muscle on his shoulders, and that will come as he is trained more for his future as a working and saddle donkey. 0000006652 00000 n 0000001288 00000 n Then draw a line between the two. 0000001794 00000 n Or do you feel squishy fat? Donkeys are also very efficient at getting the most out of the feed they are given and so they can put on weight quickly if given high calorie feeds. 8 Things to consider: How much weight can a donkey carry? In Peta Jones’s book “Donkeys for Development” published by ATNESA states that a donkey should not carry more than 1/3 of its weight. 0000003244 00000 n To estimate a donkey’s weight using the diagram below mark the height and heart girth measurements on the correct axis. Unreal! There is also the consideration that some donkeys are more narrow.. more thick boned or more thin boned.. some are more angular..so please.. do not compare donkeys to horses or the typical overweight donkeys we see in this country. 0000012172 00000 n For those of you who follow my page on FB, you may have seen a snip of this post. That’s bad. This first book will address the donkeys physical needs and ailments. Proper diet and exercise are critical for this donkeys health. trailer Read on to find out why… Why Get a Donkey? Cats: Ribs visible on short-haired cats; no Miniature Donkeys are registered through the Miniature Donkey Registry which is administered by the American Donkey & Mule Society at www.lovelongears.com . If grained, the protein should preferably be lower than 12%. 0000002710 00000 n Donkeys are full of character (Fig. WEIGH YOUR DONKEY WITH A WEIGHT TAPE A weight tape can be purchased at www.horse.com or your local tack shop, Rural King or Tractor Supply. 1300 pounds. This problem is generally avoided by using carts for single donkeys. Then draw a line between the two. indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. Donkey, Burro, Ass, jackass, jennet, Miniature Donkey, Mammoth, Jackstock, standard, Mexican Burro - they are all terms for Donkeys. Just feeding him more without work might result in fat. 5 Point 9 Point Description 1/5 1/9 Dogs: Ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and all bony prominences evident from a distance. Thats good! It is one of the largest breeds, and jacks (donkey stallions) were bred to mares of the Poitevin horse breed to produce Poitevin mules, which were formerly in worldwide demand for agricultural and other work. You can contact me at angie@donkeylistener.com. To estimate a donkey’s weight using the diagram below mark the height and heart girth measurements on the correct axis. or "How much medicine does my horse need?" Add some food. 15.2 hh (hands high, a hand being an equine measurement of 4" each). 0000001473 00000 n 100% real. 200 - 350 pounds -- Adult 20 - 40 pounds -- Newborn (weight and height vary) 3. The arrangement is commonly used for onshore wells producing little oil. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). Or feel hard with muscle? 0 = Thin / starving 3 = Good 5 = Obese If the donkey is thinner than 3 or fatter than a bcs of 3, then average the weight of either the lower or higher weight dependent on the bcs. Research has shown that on average a donkey will eat approximately 1.3 – 1.8% Like athletes… please stop comparing donkeys to horses.. oh.. most domestic horses are to fat too.. especially ponies. A 200 pound person shouldn’t be on a 12 hh donkey BUT, the most important thing is donkeys condition. REGISTRATION. Horse vs Donkey Physical Appearance One of the first things people notice about donkeys is their large, adorable ears. A healthy, well-conditioned donkey can carry more weight than an overweight donkey or a donkey that’s sat in a pasture for years with no exercise. Mules can be either male or female. Some of course are larger and most you will find on the farm might be smaller. Physically, mentally, emotionally and provided natural support in form of herbs, bodywork and essential oils. I think putting my hands directly on the donkey helps me more than anything, especially in the winter with they have their thick coats. FOALING Being overweight isn’t good for any creature. Knowing your horses weight helps know how much weight he can safely carry or pull. 0000005936 00000 n Donkeys are not meant to be fat and Donkeys are NOT horses… they don’t have big booty hindquarters. A pumpjack is the overground drive for a reciprocating piston pump in an oil well. Please see my article on feeding donkeys here: Chapter 3: Donkey Shelter, Space and Fencing Needs, Chapter 8: Parasites That Can Affect Donkeys, Start Here {Donkey Information Guide to the Website}, Donkey Training Courses, Books, Donkey Tack and Care Items. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). 0000012398 00000 n %%EOF The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. 0000001744 00000 n So at some point he was very much overfed. 359 0 obj <>stream 0000005234 00000 n You can do an online search for … This chart is based on the standard concept of an Animal Unit being one 1000 pound beef cow consuming an average of 2.6% of her body weight daily throughout her yearly production cycle. The plumb donkey you may think looks cute is actually on the road to bad health, discomfort and pain. 0000003207 00000 n 0000004401 00000 n Average donkey weight is hard to guesstimate for an individual because even if you have 2 donkeys the same height, they may have different bone structure and different abilities at gaining muscle. Just feel a thin layer of skin? 0000024274 00000 n Though this is the You can check for the following: Can you feel the ribs? Please keep in mind NO donkey, no matter how well muscled and conditioned is going to look like a horse. 0 0000009522 00000 n My donkeys ALL get timothy pellets, lightly soaked with CA Trace minerals added. 0000025273 00000 n The average Donkey has an overall height of 43.0”-57.0” (109-145 cm), withers height of 36.0”-48.0” (92-123 cm), and body length of 57.0”-76.0” (145-193 cm). Or does it feel like muscle and flesh is built up on both sides of the spine? Equine Weight Calculator "How much do I feed my horse?" Good grass hay and pasture is usually all a donkey needs. 0000026040 00000 n See our interesting handy of the average height and weight chart for each horse breed. To thin. 0000000016 00000 n The accuracy of these calculators is dependent on the accuracy of the measurements. Please note that EquiMed weight calculators are based on scientific research, but that individual animal differences may cause over or under estimation of your animals weight. GSF Donkey Weight Tape Our Donkey Weight Tape has been scientifically researched over many years using over 1,000 donkeys both from the UK and Kenya, with the invaluable help of the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon and initially Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell. The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. 0000023312 00000 n WEIGHT. Popular content Calculator: Which horses can carry me comfortably? Our Donkey Weight Tape is available for shipping worldwide and we are able to supply packaged as shown below or unpackaged if ordering in volume from outside the UK. J-Donk is large boned where Traveller isn’t, but Traveller is slightly taller. 0000022839 00000 n Average donkey weight is hard to guesstimate for an individual because even if you have 2 donkeys the same height, they may have different bone structure and different abilities at gaining muscle. 0000017391 00000 n I'm a long time donkey lover and donkey trainer. Donkey Forklifts SPEC SHEET Capacity Selecting the right load capacity is the most important part of configuring your Donkey. There is nothing cute about that. 0000016464 00000 n - simple questions that require knowledge of your horse's or donkey's weight. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). There are weight tapes designed specifically for use with donkeys— do not use a horse weight tape since it will give you an inaccurate estimate. Feel thick fatty tissue? A mammoth donkeys average donkey weight will depend on build. 0000007339 00000 n He is lean and could use more muscle on his hindquarters… notice I said. We need to do more hiking on hills to help develop his HQ. Please see my article on feeding donkeys here: Feeding Donkeys {6 Things ALL my Donkeys Get}, A vet once told me, “If you keep your equine skinny and their toes trimmed short, you’ll eliminate almost all of their health problems.“. American Jackstock also known as Mammoth Asses, Burros or Donkeys, should be approx. A male donkey (Jack) bred to a female horse produces a MULE. a donkey 110cm tall and with a heart girth 130cm would weigh approximately 217kg. [1] It is used to mechanically lift liquid out of the well if not enough bottom hole pressure exists for the liquid to flow all the way to the surface. I had to get weight on him before I could have him gelded. e.g. Is he well nourished? Donkeys can founder on rich food such as … Free-choice barley straw (2-3kg per day) UK: 0000025855 00000 n Donkey penis almost touches the ground. The average horse can safely carry about 15 to 20 percent of its body weight (e.g. No discernible body fat. If the donkey is thinner than 3 or fatter than a bcs of 3, then average the weight of either the lower or higher weight dependent on the bcs. Donkeys are scored from 0 to 5. 0000012286 00000 n CHART … Thats bad. I feed approximately 1 cup of pellets per 100 pounds. Figure 1: Donkey weight estimator The weight estimator is accurate to within 10 kilograms. 0000017307 00000 n Both measurements can then be marked on The Donkey Sanctuary weight nomogram, which is included in the back of this guide, and the donkey’s weight read off the centre scale. (250 kilograms). ���{YC�p_Uf� ������ �g�)�_�-�:�aP�����0�b. The weight consideration is important, but equally important is the condition of the donkey itself. This can take a long time for some of the most neglected ones. Feel the hip bones and hindquarters. As this is a UN funded project, they aimed for an absolute maximum. Many owners in Africa exceed this. Things like diet, hoof care and wound care, etc. Yes, you see lean donkeys,, in our country (USA) most of our domestic donkeys are fat.. this causes a multitude of health problems that lessens the quality of life for the donkey. OVERWEIGHT DONKEY Weight loss should be gradual and is achieved by choosing appropriate feeds that are low in energy but high enough in fibre to allow the donkey to eat to appetite. We prefer PayPal, but please contact us if you are unable to use this facility. The Donkey comes in three load capacities - 3,000 pounds, 4,000 pounds and 5,000 pounds. We tend to think of “plumb” animals as cute and healthy, but they are not! 0000008698 00000 n Our desert donkey friends have a multitude of health problems when they get overweight. 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Adult weight (kilograms) Blue whale 136,000 Bowhead 100,000 Fin whale 70,000 Southern right whale 45,000 Humpback whale 30,000 Gray whale 28,500 Northern right whale 23,000 Sei whale 20,000 Bryde's whale 16,000 Baird's Donkeys that are between one and two years old are called “yearlings" . Keep in mind, Donkeys with more load capacity tend to weigh more than the Donkeys with less load capacity. Can you feel the spine sticking up from the body? Donkey: 5 years old, 150kg (ideal weight), healthy, good teeth: Limited grazing or hay: 0.5-0.75kg (25% of diet) in spring, summer and autumn, 1-1.5kg (50% of diet) in winter. J-Donk here in the picture below, has a very angular build and he’s still growing. The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) … As a 5 year old mammoth donkey, he has a couple of more years to fill out. The donkey's weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. You want to be able to feel ribs with very little flesh over them. Online equine calculators require measurements of your horse, donkey or foal in order to estimate weight. The statistics presented here could also describe burros. The height at the withers ranges from 7.3 to 15.3 hands (31 to 63 inches, 79 to 160 … The Baudet du Poitou, also called the Poitevin or Poitou donkey, is a French breed of donkey. The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. If you need to guesstimate weight, look at this chart: I give them an option of kelp The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. Huge penis erection we saw on a donkey at Arbuckle Wilderness in Oklahoma. 0000016842 00000 n I try to set my donkeys up as natural as possible, provide natural health support and treat the “whole donkey”. (v) If the donkey (usually an older donkey), has an unusually large umbilical girth circumference, then these donkeys weigh heavier than ones of a normal circumference. Weight tapes use a horse’s heart girth measurement alone, but using body length plus heart girth¹ tends to be more accurate. startxref These long-eared, horselike creatures are surefooted and sturdy. Do you feel just bones or hard muscle and flesh? It’s hard to determine what exactly the average donkey weight should be. Find out about your horse’s weight carrying ability and the science behind it. We want plenty of hard muscle around the shoulder area. J-Donk is developing great muscle on his shoulders, has a “fleshy” feel over his ribs and spine. (iv) The best weight estimation is when the donkey has a body condition score (bcs) of 3. Mature weight is between 225 and 350 pounds. h�b``�g``ce �V-T��,�F��rE��*���� ��9-��P9��YX� 1,000-pound horse can carry about a 200 pound human). <]/Prev 44210/XRefStm 1288>> Donkeys characteristically get by on less food than a horse of similar size, and need a lower protein content in their feed. Wow. Traveller in the picture here is a mammoth donkey that came to me very underweight, yet he has a crest on the top of his neck of fat. %PDF-1.7 %���� 324 36 The rule of thumb I've always heard of is 1/3 body weight with human and tack taken into consideration. 0000007964 00000 n 0000026458 00000 n Obvious loss of muscle mass. Is there a fleshy feel over them or thin skin? He’s now at a very healthy weight. Donkey weight … 200 - 350 pounds -- Adult 20 - 40 pounds -- … I mean, you won’t just jump Donkeys who have been obese for a long period of time Building his hindquarters will come as he fills out and he gets worked more. Click the picture for more information and to get your copy! 1) and are fantastic fun to get to know Domesticated donkeys vary in size, depending on how they are bred. 0000001035 00000 n 324 0 obj <> endobj They don’t have big wide shoulders or broad backs… they are supposed to be strong, lean machines! I’m writing a series of 3 books on caring for donkeys naturally. 0000024804 00000 n Wild donkeys typically grow to around 49 inches (125 centimeters) from hoof to shoulder and weight around 551 lbs. A typical Donkey weighs between 400-500 lb (180-225 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 25-40 years. Carrying Capacity: A light load for a donkey is up to 50 pounds; a medium load, 51–100 pounds; and a heavy load, 101–150 pounds. 0000002275 00000 n Do the shoulders feel small and boney? Because I rescue donkeys, I rarely get a healthy donkey and it’s up to me to try to get them healthy! If you see or feel fat pads and see or feel a cresty fat roll on the top of the neck this is very bad for your donkey. Jennets should be a minimum of 54" tall and jack 56" tall, weighing appox. 0000026866 00000 n Proper diet and exercise are critical for this donkeys health. I want everyone to understand that a lean donkey is a good thing. Donkeys vary considerably in size, depending on breed and management. Please look through the pics below… what do you see? A donkey weight chart allows you to estimate weight by measuring a donkey’s height and heart girth. sbi 日本株4.3ブル 《在庫あり》MARIN マリン 2020年 DONKY Jr20 6Sドンキージュニア20 2020-10-22 MATT_BLACK(GOLD) MATT_TURQUOISE(WHITE) MATT_RED(BLACK) MATT_PINK(PINK) GLOSS_WHITE Do not underestimate the need for your donkey to be in good physical condition before you start riding. The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus)[1][2] is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. 0000025549 00000 n WEIGH YOUR DONKEY WITH A WEIGHT TAPE A weight tape can be purchased at www.horse.com or your local tack shop. He still needs to build some muscle on his shoulders, and that will come as he is trained more for his future as a working and saddle donkey. 0000006652 00000 n 0000001288 00000 n Then draw a line between the two. 0000001794 00000 n Or do you feel squishy fat? Donkeys are also very efficient at getting the most out of the feed they are given and so they can put on weight quickly if given high calorie feeds. 8 Things to consider: How much weight can a donkey carry? In Peta Jones’s book “Donkeys for Development” published by ATNESA states that a donkey should not carry more than 1/3 of its weight. 0000003244 00000 n To estimate a donkey’s weight using the diagram below mark the height and heart girth measurements on the correct axis. Unreal! There is also the consideration that some donkeys are more narrow.. more thick boned or more thin boned.. some are more angular..so please.. do not compare donkeys to horses or the typical overweight donkeys we see in this country. 0000012172 00000 n For those of you who follow my page on FB, you may have seen a snip of this post. That’s bad. This first book will address the donkeys physical needs and ailments. Proper diet and exercise are critical for this donkeys health. trailer Read on to find out why… Why Get a Donkey? Cats: Ribs visible on short-haired cats; no Miniature Donkeys are registered through the Miniature Donkey Registry which is administered by the American Donkey & Mule Society at www.lovelongears.com . If grained, the protein should preferably be lower than 12%. 0000002710 00000 n Donkeys are full of character (Fig. WEIGH YOUR DONKEY WITH A WEIGHT TAPE A weight tape can be purchased at www.horse.com or your local tack shop, Rural King or Tractor Supply. 1300 pounds. This problem is generally avoided by using carts for single donkeys. Then draw a line between the two. indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. Donkey, Burro, Ass, jackass, jennet, Miniature Donkey, Mammoth, Jackstock, standard, Mexican Burro - they are all terms for Donkeys. Just feeding him more without work might result in fat. 5 Point 9 Point Description 1/5 1/9 Dogs: Ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and all bony prominences evident from a distance. Thats good! It is one of the largest breeds, and jacks (donkey stallions) were bred to mares of the Poitevin horse breed to produce Poitevin mules, which were formerly in worldwide demand for agricultural and other work. You can contact me at angie@donkeylistener.com. To estimate a donkey’s weight using the diagram below mark the height and heart girth measurements on the correct axis. or "How much medicine does my horse need?" Add some food. 15.2 hh (hands high, a hand being an equine measurement of 4" each). 0000001473 00000 n 100% real. 200 - 350 pounds -- Adult 20 - 40 pounds -- Newborn (weight and height vary) 3. The arrangement is commonly used for onshore wells producing little oil. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). Or feel hard with muscle? 0 = Thin / starving 3 = Good 5 = Obese If the donkey is thinner than 3 or fatter than a bcs of 3, then average the weight of either the lower or higher weight dependent on the bcs. Research has shown that on average a donkey will eat approximately 1.3 – 1.8% Like athletes… please stop comparing donkeys to horses.. oh.. most domestic horses are to fat too.. especially ponies. A 200 pound person shouldn’t be on a 12 hh donkey BUT, the most important thing is donkeys condition. REGISTRATION. Horse vs Donkey Physical Appearance One of the first things people notice about donkeys is their large, adorable ears. A healthy, well-conditioned donkey can carry more weight than an overweight donkey or a donkey that’s sat in a pasture for years with no exercise. Mules can be either male or female. Some of course are larger and most you will find on the farm might be smaller. Physically, mentally, emotionally and provided natural support in form of herbs, bodywork and essential oils. I think putting my hands directly on the donkey helps me more than anything, especially in the winter with they have their thick coats. FOALING Being overweight isn’t good for any creature. Knowing your horses weight helps know how much weight he can safely carry or pull. 0000005936 00000 n Donkeys are not meant to be fat and Donkeys are NOT horses… they don’t have big booty hindquarters. A pumpjack is the overground drive for a reciprocating piston pump in an oil well. Please see my article on feeding donkeys here: Chapter 3: Donkey Shelter, Space and Fencing Needs, Chapter 8: Parasites That Can Affect Donkeys, Start Here {Donkey Information Guide to the Website}, Donkey Training Courses, Books, Donkey Tack and Care Items. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). 0000012398 00000 n %%EOF The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. 0000001744 00000 n So at some point he was very much overfed. 359 0 obj <>stream 0000005234 00000 n You can do an online search for … This chart is based on the standard concept of an Animal Unit being one 1000 pound beef cow consuming an average of 2.6% of her body weight daily throughout her yearly production cycle. The plumb donkey you may think looks cute is actually on the road to bad health, discomfort and pain. 0000003207 00000 n 0000004401 00000 n Average donkey weight is hard to guesstimate for an individual because even if you have 2 donkeys the same height, they may have different bone structure and different abilities at gaining muscle. Just feel a thin layer of skin? 0000024274 00000 n Though this is the You can check for the following: Can you feel the ribs? Please keep in mind NO donkey, no matter how well muscled and conditioned is going to look like a horse. 0 0000009522 00000 n My donkeys ALL get timothy pellets, lightly soaked with CA Trace minerals added. 0000025273 00000 n The average Donkey has an overall height of 43.0”-57.0” (109-145 cm), withers height of 36.0”-48.0” (92-123 cm), and body length of 57.0”-76.0” (145-193 cm). Or does it feel like muscle and flesh is built up on both sides of the spine? Equine Weight Calculator "How much do I feed my horse?" Good grass hay and pasture is usually all a donkey needs. 0000026040 00000 n See our interesting handy of the average height and weight chart for each horse breed. To thin. 0000000016 00000 n The accuracy of these calculators is dependent on the accuracy of the measurements. Please note that EquiMed weight calculators are based on scientific research, but that individual animal differences may cause over or under estimation of your animals weight. GSF Donkey Weight Tape Our Donkey Weight Tape has been scientifically researched over many years using over 1,000 donkeys both from the UK and Kenya, with the invaluable help of the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon and initially Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell. The donkey’s weight is indicated by where the line crosses the weight axis. 0000023312 00000 n WEIGHT. Popular content Calculator: Which horses can carry me comfortably? Our Donkey Weight Tape is available for shipping worldwide and we are able to supply packaged as shown below or unpackaged if ordering in volume from outside the UK. J-Donk is large boned where Traveller isn’t, but Traveller is slightly taller. 0000022839 00000 n Average donkey weight is hard to guesstimate for an individual because even if you have 2 donkeys the same height, they may have different bone structure and different abilities at gaining muscle. 0000017391 00000 n I'm a long time donkey lover and donkey trainer. Donkey Forklifts SPEC SHEET Capacity Selecting the right load capacity is the most important part of configuring your Donkey. There is nothing cute about that. 0000016464 00000 n - simple questions that require knowledge of your horse's or donkey's weight. For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). There are weight tapes designed specifically for use with donkeys— do not use a horse weight tape since it will give you an inaccurate estimate. Feel thick fatty tissue? A mammoth donkeys average donkey weight will depend on build. 0000007339 00000 n He is lean and could use more muscle on his hindquarters… notice I said. We need to do more hiking on hills to help develop his HQ. Please see my article on feeding donkeys here: Feeding Donkeys {6 Things ALL my Donkeys Get}, A vet once told me, “If you keep your equine skinny and their toes trimmed short, you’ll eliminate almost all of their health problems.“. American Jackstock also known as Mammoth Asses, Burros or Donkeys, should be approx. A male donkey (Jack) bred to a female horse produces a MULE. a donkey 110cm tall and with a heart girth 130cm would weigh approximately 217kg. [1] It is used to mechanically lift liquid out of the well if not enough bottom hole pressure exists for the liquid to flow all the way to the surface. I had to get weight on him before I could have him gelded. e.g. Is he well nourished? Donkeys can founder on rich food such as … Free-choice barley straw (2-3kg per day) UK: 0000025855 00000 n Donkey penis almost touches the ground. The average horse can safely carry about 15 to 20 percent of its body weight (e.g. No discernible body fat. If the donkey is thinner than 3 or fatter than a bcs of 3, then average the weight of either the lower or higher weight dependent on the bcs. Donkeys are scored from 0 to 5. 0000012286 00000 n CHART … Thats bad. I feed approximately 1 cup of pellets per 100 pounds. Figure 1: Donkey weight estimator The weight estimator is accurate to within 10 kilograms. 0000017307 00000 n Both measurements can then be marked on The Donkey Sanctuary weight nomogram, which is included in the back of this guide, and the donkey’s weight read off the centre scale. (250 kilograms). ���{YC�p_Uf� ������ �g�)�_�-�:�aP�����0�b. The weight consideration is important, but equally important is the condition of the donkey itself. This can take a long time for some of the most neglected ones. Feel the hip bones and hindquarters. As this is a UN funded project, they aimed for an absolute maximum. Many owners in Africa exceed this. Things like diet, hoof care and wound care, etc. Yes, you see lean donkeys,, in our country (USA) most of our domestic donkeys are fat.. this causes a multitude of health problems that lessens the quality of life for the donkey. OVERWEIGHT DONKEY Weight loss should be gradual and is achieved by choosing appropriate feeds that are low in energy but high enough in fibre to allow the donkey to eat to appetite. We prefer PayPal, but please contact us if you are unable to use this facility. The Donkey comes in three load capacities - 3,000 pounds, 4,000 pounds and 5,000 pounds. We tend to think of “plumb” animals as cute and healthy, but they are not! 0000008698 00000 n Our desert donkey friends have a multitude of health problems when they get overweight. Actual daily consumption will vary For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. 0000023819 00000 n xref For example, a donkey 104cm tall (a) and with a heart girth 122cm (b) should weigh 181kg (c). For those of you who follow my page on FB, you may have seen a snip of this post. Donkey Fact Sheet There is a tendency to treat donkeys as if they are small horses, but donkeys are different! The weight of the dissel-boom is taken on the necks of the donkeys and thin straps can cut into the flesh. Or do you feel squishy fat over and around the hipbones? Successful weight loss involves dietary changes plus management changes to increase activity levels. But how much does your equine weight? 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