Our alpaca girls arrived on the property few weeks ago and not long after (in couple of days) we realised their poops were not the usual described bean like but still held a good shape comprising some beans. However as it progress through the weeks, some stool seems to be getting better (still no perfect bean pile) but some has got worse, it is not water diarrhea like but pretty close and just a blob instead.
We got a feacal count done but came back with no Strongyles and Nematodirus. Now we got that clear but even more worried than ever, we do not know what to do, called the local vet, they dont seem to have much alpaca experience. We also realised some stool have mucus like liquid (some white, some pink)
We were told it could be their change of diet, as our pasture is probably more wet than the place they came from, but then i thought this would have cleared up after two weeks time. (And this doesnt explain about the mucus substance)
Thanks for that, after having a read and more research around, looks as if coccidia is generally more common for younger crias, ones we have issue with are the older one. Not saying it doesnt affect them, i think we will get the tests done shortly.
We wondered if theres some kind of probiotic that could help with their guts in the time being?