NEW CRIAS – 2011!
Our crias this year look first-class. We are looking forward to Spring 2012 to
them off in their first Alpaca Shows!
newborn cria that fails to suckle and therefore doesn’t get colostrum
is in danger of failure of passive transfer of immunity. Unless this is
addressed the newborn may be prey to potentially fatal infections. The DVM
helps us identify any cria who might benefit from a plasma
supplementation. With all the crias being born, we want to ensure that
our crias are as healthy as possible which far outweighs the cost of
buying the IGG testing equipment.
Exams are important because it allows us to identify any Alpacas with a
particular problem that might grow into a herd parasite problem. We have
been trained at hands-on seminars and we have the necessary testing
equipment to ensure safety in our herd.
COME ONE, COME ALL!
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Probiotics – Are They Beneficial?
Dr. Heather Henry
simply stated are the “good bacteria” for the gastrointestinal
system. It does not matter
whether you are considering humans, simple stomach animals or ruminants
– they can all benefit from probiotics.
a veterinarian, I have a tendency to recommend probiotics often when an
alpaca is experiencing diarrhea, stress, off feed or has other
gastrointestinal disorders. However,
probiotics can actually be very beneficial when administered to healthy
alpacas on a daily basis. The
theory behind daily probiotics is that by giving a constant dose of good
bacteria, the bad bacteria will be “outnumbered.”
There is also evidence to support the belief that probiotics
administered on a regular basis strengthens the immune system in
general. Alpacas that are showing
often are easily stressed and exposed to a variety of pathogens.
Therefore, I recommend that the show string start receiving
probiotics prior to the show season.
24 – 25, 2011
will also be open 10/01 – 10/02/11)
will be opening our farm to the public Saturday, September 24th
and Sunday, September 25th this year from 11:00 AM to 5:00
stop by to visit our Alpacas and see our new crias (babies).
feel for yourself the value of their fleece!
forget to bring your camera!
Farm Producing Champion Results."
herdsires have won over 15 Championships and 30 Blue Ribbons. Just as
impressive, their offspring are proving themselves by winning
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