Marta Ferrari is an equine vet who qualified from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2004. Marta completed an Internship in Equine studies and a PhD in Equine Biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College and then worked in Equine Ambulatory practice in Hertfordshire and Hampshire for 11 years. She also worked for the International Animal Charity SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) as a Veterinary Advisor, which gave her the opportunity to deal with working equids in many developing countries. She is now based in the New Forest and is running her own Donkey walking business “Walk Beside me”, as well as working as a vet part time.
We run regular Zoom Webinars on Donkey care and management!
Please visit our Facebook page for available dates or contact us if you are interested in a webinar that is not scheduled.
Introduction to Donkey care for new owners
An introductory evening to the wonderful world of donkey ownership! We will look at the history of the donkey and the many roles that donkeys have all around the world, as well as their physiological and behavioural needs
The donkey foot: Common Conditions
An overview of the most frequent foot pathologies of donkeys, including laminitis and white line disease
Donkeys are not ponies with long ears, especially with regards to their nutritional needs. During this webinar, we will explore dietary options for donkeys living in temperate climates
Management of Intestinal worms in the donkey
Management of intestinal parasites can be confusing. Learn how to protect your donkey and fight resistance to worming drugs