Fleece Testing This plays and important part in measuring the success of your breeding programs. It can provide information about genetic fineness, and nutritional fineness and will identify animals with more or less guard hair. All of this information can be used to assist in making breeding decisions. There are a number of fleece testing …

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Shearing is one of the most important jobs in the alpaca calendar. It is vital from an animal health and welfare perspective, but shearing at the right time using and experienced alpaca shearer can maximise your return for your fleece. There are a number of trained and experienced alpaca shearers that service Australian Alpaca owners. …

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Finding A Vet Even though alpacas have been in Australia for more than 30 years it is still a relatively new field of veterinary medicine. Most vets have little knowledge of how to treat alpacas. The Australian Alpaca Association maintains a list of experienced vets throughout Australia. Even if you don’t have ready access to …

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Contracted tendons in new born cria is a  relatively common condition and usually is apparent in the front legs. The tendons are unusually tight preventing the legs from straightening properly. Depending on the severity of the contracted tendons the legs can appear severely malformed. If you run your fingers down the back of the affected …

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