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Improved Care for Domestic Animals Benefits Farmers in Ethiopia

At a small grain mill in Mekelle, four donkeys quietly plod out of their concrete shelter into the front yard. Bells around their necks tinkle. Mill owner Roman Muluggeta uses donkeys to carry heavy sacks of grain to markets. But five years ago, she started to use padding and better harnesses, and saw a big difference. She says hot flour was burning their backs. There was loss of skin and sores. They were uncomfortable when they were loaded. Now they are comfortable. Better food,...

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