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Using Donkeys to Guard Sheep and Goats
Donkeys, or burros, have gained popularity among ranchers and farmers for protection of sheep and goats. This practice capitalizes on the herding instincts as well as natural dislike and aggressiveness of some donkeys toward dogs and coyotes. With proper management practices, guard donkeys can be a great asset for protecting sheep and goats. Mules are also being used as guard animals but to a lesser extent.