Botswana

17 November 2015

SPANA launched Botswana as a core country in November 2015. Our two-person veterinary team is based in Greater Maun, in the north of the country.

Greater Maun is a vast area, where thousands of donkeys are used for arduous work like ploughing and pulling heavy carts. Sadly, there is a widespread lack of concern for their welfare.

The few local vets in the region are also unaffordable and often lack the necessary equine expertise the animals need.

Our team have recently established a temporary office and are running a mobile veterinary clinic three times a week, clocking up hundreds of kilometres to bring relief to donkeys in remote rural villages. So far we have treated almost 300 animals in the region.

Read our full Botswana country profile.

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