CANADIAN DONKEY & MULE ASSOCIATION HANDBOOK
CDMA approved inspector would fill this form in for
you but you may use this form as a learning tool also.
CDMA MEMBER NUMBER:
(Required for Access to Stud Book)
Guide to Breeding Soundness and Correct Conformation
up to 36 inches (91.4cm) at the withers
Small Standard: 36.01 inches (91.05cm) up to 48 inches (121.9cm)
Large Standard: 48.01 inches (1 22cm) to under 54 inches (1
37.2cm) for jennets; under
56 inches (142.5cm) for jacks and geldings
Mammoth: 54 inches and over for jennets; 56 inches and over
for jacks and geldings
Examine the donkey for any of the following HEREDITARY UNSOUNDNESS.
If present, the animal will be disqualified from entering
the CDMA Stud Book.
Defects (over 1/4" overshot (parrot mouth) or undershot
jaw (monkey mouth). NOTICE: MINIATURE DONKEYS BORN ON OR AFTER
JANUARY 1ST 1995 ARE RESTRICTED TO 1/8" OVERSHOT OR UNDERSHOT
JAW FOR ACCESS TO STUD BOOK.
For the suspected hereditary defects #2-6 below, the CDMA
Inspector may require veterinary confirmation before the donkey
is further considered for inspection.
genital organs (e.g. mono or cryptorchid)
following inspection sheets contain five categories for inspection.
Please assign a mark out of 10 where indicated on the right side
of each sheet. The marks to be valued as follows:
9 = very good
8 = good
7 = fairly good
6 = average
5 = below average
4 = poor
3 - 1 = not sufficient/inferior
(As well as assigning a mark in the space provided, please check
each section which best describes the animal being inspected).
#1: Head, Neck & Body
Appraise from front and side view
#2: Front Quarters
Appraise front legs, knees & shoulder from front & side
other, please describe e.g. Base wide or Base narrow:
slight (normal for the donkey)
Shoulder (side view-generally same angle as pastern):
#3: Bone & Feet
Appraise cannon bone length and substance, fetlock joints, pasterns
Fetlock joints should be sound and well let down, flowing into
a medium length pastern.
item, plus Temperament in Section #5 are both marked out of 5.
Please score as follows:
5 = excellent; 4 = good; 3 = average: 2
= poor, 1 = not sufficient/inferior
view - hindquarters
other, please describe
#5 - Balance & Movement, Type & Temperament:
Appraise overall type of donkey, the balance, the action and way
of going at the walk and trot, plus the temperament
Mark each item in the space provided, then place total mark in
#I-Head, Neck & Body
#3-Bone & Feet
#5-Type, Balance & Movement, plus Temperament
TOTAL ALL POINTS TO YIELD A TOTAL POINT VALUE OUT OF 100:
TOTAL OF 65/100 (65%) IS REQUIRED FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE CDMA
PLEASE LIST ANY MEDICAL TYPE BLEMISHES, CONDITIONS OR DEFORMITIES
OF THE NONINHERITED TYPE (e.g. obesity, heavy crest or broken
over neck, abnormal condition of hooves such as evidence of founder,
or improper hoof care, ringbone, sidebone, etc.)
I have inspected the above animal and listed the information to
be an accurate record of this inspection in accord with my status
as an official inspector for the Canadian Donkey and Mule Association.
In my opinion this donkey is of good conformation and type
and that its progeny are likely to be equal to the standard
acceptable as that of a good quality donkey.
In my opinion this donkey is not up to general standard
of conformation, type and movement required because:
Qualifications (if other than Approved CDMA Inspector):
The CDMA Inspector should point out to any owner that disagrees
with the result of the first CDMA Inspection, that he may exercise
the right of appeal with CDMA President, and request a second
opinion from another CDMA Inspector or a qualified equine veterinarian
who is also a horseman, or horse judge.
INSPECTORS PLEASE NOTE:
Inspectors may NOT leave completed inspection forms with the owner.
They are to take the completed form, plus the four photos (two
identical photos of each side of the donkey), the Y-registration
certificate for upgrading or the completed CDMA Application form
for registration & upgrade (in one step), plus registration
fees and funds for envelope & postage to be paid by the owner.
Inspectors should verify the photos belong to the animal being
inspected by a light signature and date on the back of the photos.
from General registry (Y-registration certificate) to Full
Stud Book Registry upon passing inspection at four years or
over = $5.00
of previously unregistered animal, aged four years or over,
in Full Stud Book Registry = $15.00
INSPECTION FORMS ARE VALID FOR SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF INSPECTION
AND THEREFORE SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CDMA REGISTRAR AS SOON AS