Alpaca

26 02, 2018

Alpaca & Barbers Pole

By |February 26th, 2018|Alpaca, Diseases|0 Comments

Like all ruminants alpaca are susceptible to a number of internal parasites. These are similar to the internal parasites found in sheep and cattle including round worms, whip worms, tapeworms and liver fluke. This means alpacas who share grazing with cattle and sheep are susceptible to picking up infection from their faeces too. One worm that can be potentially life threatening to alpacas is called Barber’s pole of Hameonchus. Barber’s pole is a worm

26 02, 2018

Alpaca & Facial Eczema

By |February 26th, 2018|Alpaca, Facial Ezcema|0 Comments

What is Facial Eczema?
Alpaca are very susceptible to facial eczema, even more so than sheep and cattle! So what is Facial eczema? Facial eczema is a common and potentially dangerous disease that is common in the North island during the summer and autumn months.

It is a disease caused by the ingestion of spores produced by a fungus called Pithomyces Chartarum. The spores can be found in pasture, especially in the dead leaf litter,

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