Originally Posted by Cherie
...a good farrier that know how to trim donkeys trim his feet and see if you are dealing with any founder now. DO NOT let anyone lower his heels or try to make his feet look like horse feet.
Agree fully Cherie, except I'd say "lower his heels inappropriately
" as IME, people seem to take the 'donkey feet are upright & not the same as a horse's' to extreme & in my experience, it's the ultra high heels & steep toes that have been more common on donks. So saying, I think donks & certainly mules are far less common over here, so my experience is not huge & most of them are kept as pets on soft ground, overfed, not worked, etc too.
OP, Pete Ramey has got a fair bit of info on donkeys on his site hoofrehab.com & also has a DVD specifically on donkeys & their feet & different needs.