CDH International Foundation

  Work Animals
  Medical care and harnesses for camels,
  buffaloes, bullocks, bulls, horses, mules
  and donkeys.

 Work Animals - Project Balaram India

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The rig that this camel is hauling is used for carrying chopped straw from the fields after harvest used for animal feed.  When filled the bag will bulge out about 3-4 feet on each side.

 Importance of Work Animals:

     Work animals provide transportation for crops
  to market, supplies to the field for cultivation, freight
  transportation of goods, which creates additional
  income for farmers between crops, plowing and
  preparing their fields for cultivation, family
  transportation and renewable energy for cooking

     For many families, their entire existence depends
  on the health of their animals.  If the animal falls ill,
  dies or is not able to work it is a great hardship for
  the family.

 Medical Care for Work Animals:
Free medical care an medicine is provided for all
  work animals including prophylactic vaccines and

    When work animals are brought for treatment
, if
  they are too ill or injured to work we keep them with
  us for the day and provide their feed, water, medical
  care and rest.  The owner is loaned a rickshaw so
  that he is still able to earn money for that day while
  the animal heals.  At he end of the day the owner
  returns the rickshaw and takes the animal home for
  the night and returns again in the morning with the
  animal for treatment, rest and food.

 Harnesses and Blankets:
    Harnesses and blankets are provided to prevent
  injury due to ill fitting harnesses and equipment
  designed to help the animal get back to work without
  further injury to the healing wound.

 Farrier for Bulls, Bullocks, Horse,
 Donkeys and Mules
Our farrier shoes and trims feet for the work
  animals.  The desert conditions wear the shoes down
  in approximately 3-4 weeks, which causes the hoof 
  to breaking down due to extra nail caused by too
  frequent shoeing.

  We have had better success with welding
  borium on the bottom of the shoes so that they last
  longer preventing excess nail holes in the hoof.