Llamas and Alpacas

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484923
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns! The Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.

Llama and Alpaca Care

Author: Christopher Cebra
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781437723526
Format: PDF
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Designed for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian, veterinary students, and camelid caretakers alike, Llama and Alpaca Care covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, reproduction, surgery, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases of llamas and alpacas. Written by world-renowned camelid specialists and experts in the field, this comprehensive and uniquely global text offers quick access to the most current knowledge in this area. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. Over 500 full-color images provide detailed, highly illustrated coverage of all major body systems, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, fluid therapy, multisystem diseases, and surgical disorders. World-renowned camelid experts and specialists in the field each bring a specific area of expertise for a uniquely global text. Comprehensive herd health content includes handling techniques, vaccinations, biosecurity, and protecting the herd from predators. Coverage of anesthesia and analgesia includes the latest information on pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint, injectable and inhalation anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and pain management. Reproduction section contains information on breeding management, lactation, infertility, and embryo transfer. Nutrition information offers detailed nutritional requirements and discusses feeding management systems and feeding behavior.

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

Author: David E. Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118602439
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas provides a step-by-step guide to performing procedures in llamas and alpacas. Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visually oriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animals with confidence. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and catheterization to more complex procedures such as minimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas describes the full range of techniques required for the medical management of these species. Each procedure is described in detail, with a consistent format for ease of use and accompanying photographs to illustrate the concepts described. A companion website offers videos of many of the procedures discussed in the book. Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas is an essential resource for any veterinarian or technical staff member treating South American camelid patients.

Alpaca Keeping

Author: Harry Fields
ISBN: 9781910085264
Format: PDF, ePub
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You'll discover everything you need to know from selecting a healthy alpaca, associated costs, housing, husbandry, health and breeding, plus useful frequently asked questions. Each section is covered in detail.

The Alpaca Breeding Book

Author: Dr. KD Galbraith
Publisher: Walnut Creek Publishing
ISBN: 0989324117
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alpacas are amazing animals. The Alpaca Breeding Book is an essential tool for alpaca keeping and farming. You can have success raising alpacas and learn how to get alpacas pregnant easily with proven techniques. Find out why they breed differently than other livestock and why their behavior plays an important role in breeding successfully. Discover different breeding methods and great tips on how to improve your herd. This breeding book will help you have a better understanding about all aspects of alpaca care when breeding these wonderful animals.

A Guide to Raising Llamas

Author: Gale Birutta
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 9780882669540
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Topics include buying a llama, building a herd, breeding, feeding, health care, llama behavior, and using llamas as guardian and expedition animals

Keeping Alpacas

Author: Helen Rose
ISBN: 9781482045994
Format: PDF, Docs
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Alpacas are charming animals. Gentle and curious they require little work to look after and they produce a luxury fibre. This easy to read book is a journal that takes you through a year of keeping alpacas on a smallholding and includes helpful alpaca facts. With lovely black and white photographs that illustrate alpaca behaviour. Sharing practical experiences of; babies, mating, selling , loading into trailers, showing, halter training, firework night, frozen water troughs, snow and much, much more.