Alpaca Field Manual
Dr. Norm Evans
From the first page; “It has been my observation that some owners and some veterinarians have personalities that clash. As a young veterinarian, I felt much pressure to provide an answer or solution for every question or problem. I even had an ego that was ruffled when I was challenged on a case. Usually, that mentality passes when we are humbled by 4 or 5 years of practice and communication experience. My veterinary colleagues are much more apt to resource other colleagues as well as utilize computer skills to access camelid knowledge. We have to realize that the camelid industry is still in its infancy, and only the tip of the iceberg has been touched for research endeavors.
The Alpaca Breeding Book: Alpaca Reproduction and Behavior
K. D. Galbraith
The Alpaca Breeding Book is an essential tool for the new alpaca breeder.
- Have success raising alpacas and learn how to get alpacas pregnant easily with proven techniques.
- Find out why alpacas breed differently than other livestock and why their behavior plays an important role in breeding successfully.
- Discover different breeding methods and great tips on how to improve your herd.
The Alpaca Breeding Book will help you have a better understanding of all aspects of breeding alpacas.
Medicine and Surgery of Camelids
Murray E. Fowler
Medicine and Surgery of Camelids is the classic comprehensive reference on llamas, alpacas, vicunas, guanacos, and camels. With information on topics ranging from nutrition and management to infectious diseases and emergency care, this book provides information on the health and maintenance of these species.
Updates to the Third Edition include new information on camels; full color throughout; significant revisions to the parentage verification, infectious diseases, anesthesia, restraint, and nutrition sections; and additional information on the alpaca genome. This is an essential resource for practicing veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, and veterinary students.
The Frugal Alpaca Farmer: A Holistic Approach to Success
The Frugal Alpaca FarmerA Holistic Approach to Success defines the author’s mission and purpose for writing the book. Ingrid Wood gives the reader important information on how to structure and manage an alpaca farm.
The content of her book is well organized and offers valuable insight based on her research, experiences, and lessons learned over more than two decades of owning a small farm. Ingrid candidly discusses thought-provoking issues and clearly spells out positive as well as negative aspects of alpaca farming. An open mind, common sense, and frugality must prevail if you wish to build and maintain a viable farm business. Reading The Frugal Alpaca Farmer will help you reach your goals.
Caring for Llamas and Alpacas: A Health and Management Guide
Claire Hoffman, DVM, and Ingrid Asmus
This book is a guide to llama health care practices, first aid procedures, and general management. It was designed to help you distinguish between situations that need to be watched for a while or that you can treat, versus cases that need immediate veterinary attention. It is not meant to replace the vet, but rather to alert you as to when you need vet assistance.
The Camelid Companion
Handling and Training Your Alpacas & Llamas
Marty McGee Bennett
This new book has detailed information on every aspect of camelid ownership- everything from wool to weaning and herding to halter fit. Chapters on Medical Herd Management, Herd Maintenance and Husbandry guide you through everything from the birth of a baby to coping with emergencies, to assisting your veterinarian with medical procedures (reviewed for technical accuracy by both Dr. David Anderson and Dr. LaRue Johnson). Learn the Laws of Camelidynamics. Understand how your behavior is the key to training. Learn how physics, not force can help you accomplish previously challenging tasks such as injections and toenail trimming.
Whether you have 2 llamas or 200 alpacas this book is for you. Clever icons help you navigate through every aspect of training and caring for your camelid.
Llama and Alpaca Neonatal Care
Bradford B Smith, Bradford B. Smith, Patrick O. Long
A course on the care of parturient and newborn llamas and alpacas (kept as pets), has been held regularly at Oregon State University, and the contents of the course are presented in this book, aimed mainly at owners of these animals.
Chapters include anatomy, physiology, stages of labor, dystocias, care and problems of the newborn and dam. It also includes items for first aid kit and glossary of terms.
The Complete Alpaca Book
Primary author and editor Eric Hoffman has gathered 14 coauthors from five continents to create the most comprehensive resource on camelids ever written. The Complete Alpaca Book includes over 6oo pages, 1,350 references, 250+ tables and figures, 500+ photographs and 3 color sections.
- Natural History and Ecology
- Behavior and Communication
- Anatomy and Conformation
- Restraint, Taming and Training
- Fiber Characteristics and Processing
- Fleece Preparation and Shearing
- Reproduction and Neonatology
- Medicine and Herd Health
- Husbandry & Care on the Altiplano
- Basic Genetics & Breeding
- Coat Color Genetics
- Breeding to Improve Fleece Quality