Llamas and Alpacas

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484923
Format: PDF
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There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns! The Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.

Alpaca Keeping

Author: Harry Fields
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781910085264
Format: PDF, ePub
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You'll discover everything you need to know from selecting a healthy alpaca, associated costs, housing, husbandry, health and breeding, plus useful frequently asked questions. Each section is covered in detail.

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

Author: David E. Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118602439
Format: PDF
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Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas provides a step-by-step guide to performing procedures in llamas and alpacas. Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visually oriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animals with confidence. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and catheterization to more complex procedures such as minimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas describes the full range of techniques required for the medical management of these species. Each procedure is described in detail, with a consistent format for ease of use and accompanying photographs to illustrate the concepts described. A companion website offers videos of many of the procedures discussed in the book. Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas is an essential resource for any veterinarian or technical staff member treating South American camelid patients.

The Alpaca Breeding Book

Author: Dr. KD Galbraith
Publisher: Walnut Creek Publishing
ISBN: 0989324117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Alpacas are amazing animals. The Alpaca Breeding Book is an essential tool for alpaca keeping and farming. You can have success raising alpacas and learn how to get alpacas pregnant easily with proven techniques. Find out why they 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. This breeding book will help you have a better understanding about all aspects of alpaca care when breeding these wonderful animals.

Storey s Guide to Raising Llamas

Author: Gale Birutta
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580173284
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.

The Frugal Alpaca Farmer

Author: Ingrid Wood
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546201513
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Th e Frugal Alpaca FarmerA Holistic Approach to Success defi nes the authors 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 wellorganized and off ers 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. I especially liked her exploration of various management styles and care protocols. 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. Hugh Masters

Llamas and Alpacas

Author: Gina Bromage
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847975828
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As well as being adorable animals with a thick, warm fleece, llamas and alpacas are also intelligent, discerning, curious and sociable. In addition they are docile, gentle and easily trained. Natural grazers and browsers, they keep down hedges and pastures, they rarely challenge even the most pathetic fencing unless they are frightened, or in love. They require very little supplementary feed, live outside all year round, are generally hardy, healthy and happy. Llamas and Alpacas - A Guide to Management contains all the basic information required in order to keep these animals successfully and provides an invaluable insight into what keeping llamas and alapacas involves in terms of resources, housing, equipment and skills. It assumes no prior knowledge of llamas and alpacas, nor the husbandry of other domesticated species, and is ideal for the uninitiated as well as being a comprehensive reference source for the established camelid keeper. The book contains chapters that deal with land and housing, nutrition, husbandry and welfare, fleece evaluation, fleece marketing, animal assessment and showing, breeding, birth, the care of the newborn and common health problems.Designed to be a husbandry handbook, it aims to cover the basic knowledge required to keep llamas and alpacas successfully. It assumes no prior knowledge of llamas and alpacas, nor the husbandry of other domesticated species, and is ideal for the completely uninitiated, as well as being a useful source of first reference for the established camelid keeper. Superbly illustrated with 183 colour photographs and 23 diagrams and drawings. Gina Bromage is an experienced veterinary surgeon who keeps alpacas.

Keeping Alpacas

Author: Helen Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781482045994
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Alpacas are charming animals. Gentle and curious they require little work to look after and they produce a luxury fibre. This easy to read book is a journal that takes you through a year of keeping alpacas on a smallholding and includes helpful alpaca facts. With lovely black and white photographs that illustrate alpaca behaviour. Sharing practical experiences of; babies, mating, selling , loading into trailers, showing, halter training, firework night, frozen water troughs, snow and much, much more.