who we are
The International Forum for the Working Equid (IFWE)
is an online forum for the sharing of information about working horses, donkeys and mules.
The IFWE concept was borne from discussions between some of theleading equine welfare organisations hosted by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). These discussions highlighted the benefits that might accrue if all those involved in the health and welfare of working horses around the world could exchange ideas and experiences.
This website facilitates that exchange of information by providing access to
- organisations - those involved in working equids.
- Research - current research projects relevant to working equids.
- Projects - Field projects and training programmes dealing with working equids.
- Information - Published and unpublished material about working equid health and husbandry.
- News/Events - about working equids.
The forum is funded equally by The BEVA Trust, AAEP Foundation, The Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA and World Horse Welfare.
The forum is administered by BEVA and AAEP neither of whom directly fund research or field projects dealing with working equids.