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My adult llama has a temp of 104.5 and doesn't want to
My adult llama has a temp of 104.5 and doesn't want to stand. We found him laying in the woods yesterday. Thought he might be dehydrated and stressed in 90 degree weather. Iced him, got him back to th… read more
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Dr. Daniel G
Consulting Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
71 satisfied customers
My 20 year old male llama: I noticed when I went to feed m
My 20 year old male llama: I noticed when I went to feed him this a.m., he hadn't touched his food from yesterday..nor has he responded to me hand-feeding him 2 or 3 times today..He also ran in to me … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,347 satisfied customers
I have a Llama that is 15 yrs old. I have noticed he just
I have a Llama that is 15 yrs old. I have noticed he just hasnt looked good nothing specific. So I had a fecal test and he has worms so I wormed him but I still called the vet. When I went to halter h… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
191 satisfied customers
Alpaca cannot stand. Over the last few months he has had trouble
Alpaca cannot stand. Over the last few months he has had trouble putting full weight on one of his back legs and then eventually both legs were knocking into each other. I had a regular vet come out a… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,347 satisfied customers
Hi There, I have a 10 year old male gelded llama that went
Hi There, I have a 10 year old male gelded llama that went down yesterday afternoon and still is unable to get up on his front end, we took him to an equine hospital today where they have taken blood … read more
Dr. Taus
Dr. Taus
468 satisfied customers
Hello - I am a 4-H leader in Indiana and I have a 10 year
Hello - I am a 4-H leader in Indiana and I have a 10 year old intact male alpaca who is not well. Yesterday when the kids were out working with the llamas, he didn't want to walk with the rest of the … read more
Andrea Scheer
Andrea Scheer
Mixed Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Our six year old male llama is refusing to stand up today.
Our six year old male llama is refusing to stand up today. He is cushed down with his head and ears up and is eating without any problem. His eyes are clear and he is looking around, interested in eve… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
Regarding selenium deficiency in a llama. I have a 1+ yr old
Regarding selenium deficiency in a llama. I have a 1+ yr old female llama who I acquired in May 2010 as an 8 mo old. She was pasture-fed all summer with a small flock of sheep (12 Katahdins) and 3 goa… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,347 satisfied customers
gelded: 5 year old male..kush position and eats and drinks..back legs
I have a 5 year old male, gelded llama that was in good health with no apparant problems and one day he was recumbant and could not get up. He sits in the kush position and eats and drinks but is not … read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
I need help! Our llama has come up lame. I do not know how
I need help! Our llama has come up lame. I do not know how long he was out in the pasture yesterday but when we went out to feed and check everyone we had to search for an hour before we found him. (H… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a Llama. Today when I went to let it out of
Hello, I have a Llama. Today when I went to let it out of the barn in the morning. I could not get up it just sat there. It later did get up but was somewhat unsteady. It was eating just like m=normal… read more
Dr. Lazarcheff
Dr. Lazarcheff
Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
535 satisfied customers
Llama (intact male, unknown age) is lying down most of the
Llama (intact male, unknown age) is lying down most of the time. There is noticeable swelling on his rear underbelly that is a pink/flushed color and feels warmer to the touch than adjacent areas. Thi… read more
HorseDVM
HorseDVM
Doctoral Degree
63 satisfied customers
1 month ago, we adopted an 8 month old llama. He has been
1 month ago, we adopted an 8 month old llama. He has been eating off new pasture for the past month. This am while feeding the other llamas, we noticed that he was staggering and acting as if he was d… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year old healthy male llama and a 3 year old healthy
I have a 6 year old healthy male llama and a 3 year old healthy female llama. I found the male lying down in the pasture. There were no apparent injuries but he was totally paralyzed in the front and … read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
133 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a seven year old castrated male llama, who is kept
Hi, I have a seven year old castrated male llama, who is kept in a pasture with three females. He has not got up for a couple of days, refuses to eat and I have noticed some tearing. Today his lower l… read more
Dr. Darren
Dr. Darren
Large Animal Vet
Doctoral Degree
60 satisfied customers
Hi. My 10 year old male llama is lying down in pasture, stomach
Hi. My 10 year old male llama is lying down in pasture, stomach seems to be "shaking." He obviously doesn't feel well but no other symptoms that I can see. Breathing seems to be OK but a little "snort… read more
CountryDoc
CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
326 satisfied customers
I have a 5-6 year old gelding that has been lethargic for 3
I have a 5-6 year old gelding that has been lethargic for 3 days. He lays down most of the time though he will get up and move to a different location. He is eating very little and has not had a bowel… read more
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Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
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