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Manna-Gum Farm Alpacas

1 week 4 days ago

Herd guards ready to go.

Manna-Gum Farm Alpacas

2 months 2 weeks ago

We now have a selection of well grown castrated males available as guards for Spring lambing. Message us to ensure you don't miss out.

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9 months 4 weeks ago

When this happens, it's usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it's been

Manna-Gum Farm Alpacas

10 months 3 weeks ago

Some of our cria born this month all between 355 and 367 days gestation. The grey girl born yesterday is standing next to a fawn

Manna-Gum Farm Alpacas is feeling happy.

10 months 3 weeks ago

This is the first cria for Maikawish. A beautiful daughter by Just Jacques. 366 day gestation. This was the second for the day, earlier we

Giving injections is one of the most important skills that you will need to develop if you intend owning alpacas.

Alpacas require regular vitamin and mineral supplements, vaccinations and drenches.

Some drenches can be administered orally but many are injectable.  Many of the required mineral and vitamin supplements are most effectively administered by injection.

In addition to routine husbandry injections you may find that you will be required to administer a variety of veterinary medicines prescribed by veterinarians. The reality is that fewer and fewer vets are prepared to attend farms to treat livestock, so it is important that alpaca owners realise that these tasks are more often than not the responsibility of the owner.

Although many alpaca shearers and alpaca breeders will often assist new alpaca owners with routine husbandry requirements, there will be occasions when alpaca owners have to administer medicines. You may be required to administer antibiotics or other drugs to dams that require treatment post birthing. Other forms of infections and injuries may also require treatment.

The diagram provided by the British Columbia Institute of Technology is an excellent guide to  administering injections.

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