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I have an alpaca that regular pellet size like my other
I have an alpaca that poops regular pellet size like my other alpacas but they clump into balls. He looks like a different type of alpaca but shouldn't they poop the same or is it something else? … read more
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Have llama and alpaca that has laid down and won't get back up,llama is 4yrs old alpaca I don't know age. … read more
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Have steer stop eating. 3 days ago. Laying around he did eat
Laying around he did eat some cubed hay but not alot … read more
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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
Dr Linda
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2 year old male alpaca that has become very thin and I
2 year old male alpaca that has become very thin and I noticed foaming at the mouth after he eats, He has an appetite and is drinking. I have penned him to catch a fecal sample to take to the lab.… read more
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I have an alpaca with a runny nose and am just doing some
Hello. I have an alpaca with a runny nose and am just doing some research into if this is a common occurrence or something to be concerned about. She seems fine otherwise and still very much has her a… read more
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I run a 4H alpaca club. Yesterday, one of our alpacas (a
I run a 4H alpaca club. Yesterday, one of our alpacas (a suri) had a choking episode. She vomited several times (first it was the pellets, then it was only saliva). I did contact our vet who assured u… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
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I have a rather thin alpaca and she is not gaining weight.
I have a rather thin alpaca and she is not gaining weight. She is with two other more assertive alpaca, so I feed her grain by hand. How long does it take, or how difficult is it for an alopaca to gai… read more
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Dr. B.
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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
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Doctoral Degree
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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
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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My 2 boys are way too skinny. I have treated them for cocidiosis,
My 2 boys are way too skinny. I have treated them for cocidiosis, what other wormers should I be using and how often. I currently feed them as much grass hay as they want and I take them out to eat fr… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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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
2,779 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
about 6 years old and up until a week ago was eating grain and hay
my alpaca has stopped eating. she is about 6 years old and up until a week ago was eating grain and hay. she stopped eating the grain and was just eating hay. Now she isn't eating anything. What can I… read more
Dr. Jill
Dr. Jill
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
291 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
754 satisfied customers
today our 7 month old male was cushing in the pen..poop..pet
We have only had our alpacas for 2 weeks so we are worried that today our 7 month old male was cushing in the pen. I went in to clean the poop and he just stayed still. I crouched down and proceeded t… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
250 satisfied customers
I have a 6 1/2 yr. old male alpaca that started to not eat
I have a 6 1/2 yr. old male alpaca that started to not eat about 2 months ago. the vet checked blood work and everything was normal. no fever. no worms/ parasites in the poop test results. we thought … read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
133 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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