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My 9 month old alpaca started foaming at the mouth. His
My 9 month old alpaca started foaming at the mouth. His stomach made a gurgle noise and he foamed at the mouth then spit out some white mucus. after this he seemed ok and started eating his feed. shou… read more
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Dr Linda
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Doctoral Degree
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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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I have a sick alpaca, and I am new to the animal, He was
He was losing weight when we got him, but he has always eaten pasture/hay well. Always refuses any kind of feed. However, after being in a new pasture for a few weeks, we noticed he was losing condition rapidly. We brought him in to the barn and he has diarrhea. … read more
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Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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My 8 year old Hereford cow (whiteface) skin on her head is
My 8 year old Hereford cow (whiteface) skin on her head is turning yellow. Manure is yellowish. I am feeding grain about a gallon a day. Grass hay of mediocre to poor quality. Her eyes seem normal. Li… read more
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Dr. Derek
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I have a i think is foundered. The and five cows have been
i have a bull i think is foundered. The bull and five cows have been on pasture for a good six weeks with no grain. is this possible?… read more
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Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
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I had a beef cow die last nite . She was bloated all four leg
I had a beef cow die last nite . She was bloated all four leg straight out foam out the mouth and rear end was protruded but no calf there just swollen tissue. She was near to calving and makeing a ba… read more
Doctor.A
Doctor.A
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
322 satisfied customers
I have an alpaca that I have been trwating for a number of
I have an alpaca that I have been trwating for a number of possible problems but I have narrowd it down to urinary. I got some flowmax frommy vet but no instructoons. The capsule doseage is 4mg but th… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Practice Owner/Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
83 satisfied customers
We just had an alpaca cria born a week ago, our 1st. WE have
We just had an alpaca cria born a week ago, our 1st. WE have raised sheep for about 15 years on a hobby farm. We were given some female alpacas for free and the females were not supposed to be pg. The… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
DVM
1,180 satisfied customers
3 weeks ago, on Feb 1 2012, our 20 month old alpaca did not
3 weeks ago, on Feb 1 2012, our 20 month old alpaca did not eat his hay after his pellets... Found this odd as he is always first in line. In afternoon, found him down in the corner of the barn. Next … read more
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
If there has been a suspected out break of nitrate poisioning
If there has been a suspected out break of nitrate poisioning in our cattle and the feed has been changed how will this effect their systems in regards XXXXX XXXXX growth and weight gain?… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
133 satisfied customers
I have ten male alpacas. All are doing well except one. He
I have ten male alpacas. All are doing well except one. He is losing weight. I feed grass hay and alpaca pellets plus free choice minerals. Since Rush started losing weight, I have added a grass'alfal… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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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
How much grain should I be feeding my alpacas a day I feed
How much grain should I be feeding my alpacas a day? I feed twice a day so I need the total for a day. I live in michigan and the weather is very cold now. I have two alpacas over a year and 3 about 7… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
133 satisfied customers
lab: breed..grass..saliva..acidosis grazing, lucerne/oat hay..grain
. I am a vet in western cape, South Africa and i breed alpacas. Over four years i have recognised a 'syndrome' that always results in death... individual adult animal bright, wants to eat and drink UN… read more
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CountryDoc
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
328 satisfied customers
Worming a very thin Alpaca who has never been wormed before
I just acquired a suri alpaca on Sunday. I bought him because he is the companion to a miniature donkey I purchased. He is a 5 year old male who has never been wormed. He needs to be sheared, so I can… read more
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Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
133 satisfied customers
I have a 2year old ewe she started with a lame front foot which
I have a 2year old ewe she started with a lame front foot which I cleaned and treated with Iodine wash, there was some sign of thrush type infection between the toes. Now she is still lame but she is … read more
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fionasteel
veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
703 satisfied customers
We rescued an alpaca herd from Washington state (we live in
We rescued an alpaca herd from Washington state (we live in MO). Most are very thin. They were fed pasture grass only (year around). Now they are being drylotted...orchard grass hay with a small amoun… 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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