During the last days of February, GAWF/Animal Action's Equine Project team consisting of veterinarian Michael Gaganis and farrier Giannis Brastianos visited the villages of Soufli and Dadia, where they stayed for a total of 3 days and examined almost a hundred working equines, mainly mules, donkeys and some horses. Having visited the location for consecutive years, our team was happy to witness an overall improvement of most of the equines' welfare. Most of them received our team's care this year also, had their teeth and hooves checked, and proper corrections were made in many cases.

 

As usual, there were some new working equines in the area with some more serious problems, like overgrown and cracked hooves, parasite infections, skin diseases, and also a few older ones with chronic laminitis and osteoarthritis. Our team addressed all the issues, and had a good cooperation with the municipal vet in some cases.

 One of the most important things of this outreach, was the fact that our team really saw some improvement in most of the equines welfare, deriving not only from our work, but also from the fact that the people are keen on following our advice when given, and bettering their approach towards their companion and working animals' welfare.

 A big thanks to the Donkey Sanctuary for all their tremendous support.

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