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The Guanaco wild member and cousin to the Llama and Alpaca family, originating from the southern South American region, Patagonia, as well as Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
A Useful Aid for Alpaca Farmers – the Code of Welfare for Camelids: Part Three
Housing, health and disease control, some elective husbandry procedures (particularly castration and blunting fighting teeth) and euthanasia.
A Useful Aid for Alpaca Farmers – the Code of Welfare for Camelids: Part Two
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A Useful Aid for Alpaca Farmers – the Code of Welfare for Camelids: Part One
Good advice about alpaca husbandry generally.
Alpaca farming in New Zealand
Today there are approximately 5000 alpacas and 270 registered breeders throughout New Zealand.
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part One
Alpacas might look a bit like pantomime horses to some people, but alpaca farming is a serious business in New Zealand
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part two: Some common diseases of alpacas
There isn’t space to discuss all the potential problems of alpacas of course, but these are conditions to which they seem particularly susceptible.
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part three: Worms and other health problems
There isn’t a lot of information about worms in alpacas.
Alpaca Farming on Lifestyle Farms - Part Four: Reproduction
With their big eyes and fluffy coats, crias (baby alpacas) are particularly cute