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We live in Michigan. So we have up and down weather. Been
we live in Michigan. So we have up and down weather. Been low on hay once in a while give beet pulp and alfafa pellets, till hay comes in usually no longer than 4 days at a time. They are kept in barn… read more
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Hi again! I sold 2 adult alpacas and two young ones, one 9
Hi again! I sold 2 adult alpacas and two young ones, one 9 months old and one 8 months old. I sold on 4/31/13. All were given an ivermection shot day of pick up from a friends farm that had my alpacas… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My 2 year old male Alpaca is down and wont get up. He usually
My 2 year old male Alpaca is down and won't get up. He usually won't let us near him, but since he is down we can pet him. We have checked him out to see if he was injured, but found nothing. He has n… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
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I have 3 alpacas that were recently sheared and one of them
I have 3 alpacas that were recently sheared and one of them has a serious hair loss and skin (thickening/scabbing?) issue primarily on his legs. I have recently noticed the other two alpacas 'shunning… read more
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I had 5 alpacas yesterday. One of my young Suri boys died
I had 5 alpacas yesterday. One of my young Suri boys died last night for no explainable reason. I couldn't find any marks on him anywhere. Since one of my larger huacayas had tried to kill him a few m… read more
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I do not live where anyone will treat alpacas. How often do
I do not live where anyone will treat alpacas. How often do they need to be clipped? feet clipped? teeth worked on? I rescued a male alpaca who they thought was 10...do I need to geld him?… read more
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754 satisfied customers
We recently purchased two breeding Alpaca females.
Hello - I live in Boulder County in Colorado. We recently purchased two breeding Alpaca females. One is due at the end of June and one is due at the beginning of September. We have several fiber femal… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I am fairly new to owning alpacas. I have two intact, ten
I am fairly new to owning alpacas. I have two intact, ten year old males who I bought as non- showable, non-breeding animals. My only plan was to use the fiber. They share their barn pen & pasture wit… read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
We have a beautiful male alpaca that has only one testicle.
We have a beautiful male alpaca that has only one testicle. Our Vet tried acupuncture and the other one came in but not in place. What do you recommend? Can we still breed him with a female? Should we… read more
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For Alpacas, what is the recommended dosage & frequency for
For Alpacas, what is the recommended dosage & frequency for administering Estrumate to abort pregnancy? I had a gate break 17 days ago and have 6 female alpacas behavior testing pregnant. They spit of… read more
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ALLDVM
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28 month old female alpaca, noticed a weakness in her back
28 month old female alpaca, noticed a weakness in her back end, swaying at the hips, drunXXXXX XXXXXke. On examination, no noticeable swelling or other physical issues (wounds, dislocation,etc.)Female… read more
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Hi, I am somewhat inexperienced with alpacas, we have had them
Hi, I am somewhat inexperienced with alpacas, we have had them for 3 years now. We have 6 adults and 2 babies. My question is about an almost 2 year old male. His behavior has changed and he is losing… read more
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I came home from work and the alpacas were under their shelter
I came home from work and the alpacas were under their shelter but when I fed, 1 did not get up to eat and he keeps laying back down… read more
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We have an alpaca that is suffering from respiratory distress.
We have an alpaca that is suffering from respiratory distress. He is the 3rd alpaca in 4 yrs. to suffer from this problem, always at the time when the snow is melting and the barnyard is very moist. I… read more
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I have five Alpaca and one year old female and a neutered
I have five Alpaca and one year old female and a neutered male have skin problem around their ears ,inside,and neck ,like crust ,very rough and bumpy ,I tried iodine and different type of ointment but… read more
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I have a 9 month old alpaca cria ( male ) who 4 days ago stopped
I have a 9 month old alpaca cria ( male ) who 4 days ago stopped eating and has a blown up stomach. He has not pooed for some days.The vet has tried many things , but he is still not eating- he is dri… read more
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Doctoral Degree
183 satisfied customers
i have a maiden female alpaca (26 mo. old) at another farm
i have a maiden female alpaca (26 mo. old) at another farm being bred to their herdsire, and she has taken 4 breedings and is ultrasound negative. i asked the farm to take her into a vet for exam, and… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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I have a 2 year old male suri alpaca that is not manufacturing
I have a 2 year old male suri alpaca that is not manufacturing red blood cells. He was hospitalized for 7 days and has been home now for 1 week. He was sent home because they could not do anything els… read more
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