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Equitarian Initiative

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Equitarian Initiative is a nonprofit organisation established by a group of equine veterinarians and caregivers to provide education, leadership and assistance to the working equid (and by extension their families).  

It’s estimated that there are 100 million working equids in the developing world. A working equid is defined as a horse, mule or donkey that is used pirmarily for family income, agriculture and/or transportation. 

Its vision is a world where every working horse, donkey and mule receives basic health care.

Equitarian Initiative trains and inspires volunteer veterinarians to organize and deliver health care to working horses, donkeys and mules in ever-growing areas of the world, as well as to provide education for animal care providers to sustainably improve animal welfare. These objectives are accomplished by provision of direct aid, collaboration, education and inspiration.

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