Population Dynamic Production Statistics of Horse and Ass in Ethiopia: A Review

Mearg Fitsum


Related research results and facts of population dynamic production statistics of horse and ass in and out of Ethiopia were reviewed with the aim of delivering information to the improved production and management plan of a country. The study revealed that Ethiopia has large horse and donkey resources approximately 6.21million donkeys, which is 32% of Africa’s and 10% of the world’s donkey population and 2 million horses which is 33.5% of Africa population.  Donkeys are the cheapest option for the Ethiopian family.  They are relatively inexpensive to buy in comparison to horses, mules and oxen. The study also showed that donkey and horse number in Ethiopia increased during the 2000-2012 period at an average annual rate of 4.55% and 3.33% respectively. But donkey number declined during 2002 by an average rate of 2.6%. As a conclusion, improved management practices and feeding regimes and the delivery of accessible, sustainable and affordable equine health services are required to enhance equine performance and welfare.

Keywords: Trend, Donkey, Global

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