Panama

We are creating sustainable network of equine service providers and work directly with the Ministry of Agriculture to help educate horse owners on equine welfare.

We are creating sustainable network of equine service providers and work directly with the Ministry of Agriculture to help educate horse owners on equine welfare.

Why we work here?

Working equids in the Panama are used for transporting goods and people, as well as in agricultural tasks. Poor body condition and multiple wounds are evident amongst many of the working equids due to inadequate saddlery equipment and coupled with limited access to services such as equine trained veterinarians and farriers. 

The University of Panama conducted a study to gain baseline information about the working equids within the five remote communities (174 horses included in the study). This study showed that 60% of working equids have at least 1 injury which is primarily caused by poor harness equipment or hoofing problems.

What we are doing?

We want to make a lasting impact in Panama and have started making links with local government offices such as MIDA (Ministry of Agriculture); we are also working with the Association Panama Medical Vets. 

World Horse Welfare has been working in Panama since 2015. Based in Panama City we work with the University of Panama training veterinary students specially to work with equines; these students visit local communities surrounding the city to share their skills and knowledge on first aid, handling and equine welfare.

Meet a team member

Yaritza González is an Equine Welfare Promoter and belongs to the community of Coclesito.  She has participated with the equine programme since November 2017. She promotes equine welfare in different communities through training and practical activities in the field.

How every £1 you donate is spent

  • 70p directly helps horses
    70p
    Directly helps horses
  • 30p is for fundraising
    30p
    Is for fundraising
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