Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas

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 ...

Author: Gina Bromage

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847975829

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 342

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas

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!

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781935484929

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 924

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.
Categories: Nature

Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas

Explores the similarities between llamas and alpacas, and how to tell them apart.

Author: Ellis M. Reed

Publisher: Comparing Animal Differences

ISBN: 1503835936

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 929

Explores the similarities between llamas and alpacas, and how to tell them apart. Discover how traits like face shape, temperament, and wool texture can be used to identify these South American farm animals. Additional features include a side-by-side comparison of the animals, an activity encouraging readers to demonstrate their knowledge, a phonetic glossary, sources for further reading, an introduction to the author, and an index.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visually oriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animals with confidence.

Author: David E. Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118602430

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 425

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas provides astep-by-step guide to performing procedures in llamas and alpacas.Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visuallyoriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animalswith confidence. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance suchas restraint and catheterization to more complex procedures such asminimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas andAlpacas describes the full range of techniques required for themedical management of these species. Each procedure is described in detail, with a consistent format forease of use and accompanying photographs to illustrate the conceptsdescribed. A companion website offers videos of many of theprocedures discussed in the book. Veterinary Techniquesfor Llamas and Alpacas is an essential resource for anyveterinarian or technical staff member treating South Americancamelid patients.
Categories: Medical

Llama and Alpaca Care

Llama and Alpaca Care

With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. ..an ...

Author: Christopher Cebra

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 1437723527

Category: Medical

Page: 789

View: 789

Designed for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian, veterinary students, and camelid caretakers alike, Llama and Alpaca Care covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, reproduction, surgery, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases of llamas and alpacas. Written by world-renowned camelid specialists and experts in the field, this comprehensive and uniquely global text offers quick access to the most current knowledge in this area. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. Over 500 full-color images provide detailed, highly illustrated coverage of all major body systems, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, fluid therapy, multisystem diseases, and surgical disorders. World-renowned camelid experts and specialists in the field each bring a specific area of expertise for a uniquely global text. Comprehensive herd health content includes handling techniques, vaccinations, biosecurity, and protecting the herd from predators. Coverage of anesthesia and analgesia includes the latest information on pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint, injectable and inhalation anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and pain management. Reproduction section contains information on breeding management, lactation, infertility, and embryo transfer. Nutrition information offers detailed nutritional requirements and discusses feeding management systems and feeding behavior.
Categories: Medical

Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas

Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas

This book provides practical everyday veterinary advice on common conditions and surgical procedures.

Author: Graham R. Duncanson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640072

Category: Alpaca

Page: 268

View: 627

Llamas and alpacas are a globally expanding area of interest in the farming world. Kept as pets, stud animals, livestock guardians, and farmed for fibre and meat, national herds continue to grow and are an increasingly frequent presentation for large animal vets. This book provides practical everyday veterinary advice on common conditions and surgical procedures. Basic husbandry, nutrition, examination, vaccines, analgesia, anaesthesia, dermatology and poisons are covered, together with medicine and surgery options arranged by body system. Zoonotic diseases are treated with particular interest.
Categories: Alpaca

Caring for Llamas Alpacas

Caring for Llamas   Alpacas

Author: Clare Hoffman

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Assn

ISBN: 0962276820

Category: Nature

Page: 171

View: 287

Categories: Nature

The Camelid Companion

The Camelid Companion

Author: Marty McGee Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924105311793

Category: Alpaca

Page: 386

View: 958

Categories: Alpaca

Llama Kids Coloring Book Fun Facts for Kids about Llamas and Alpacas

Llama Kids Coloring Book  Fun Facts for Kids about Llamas and Alpacas

This very book, "Llama Kids Coloring Book +Fun Facts for Kids about Llamas & Alpacas: Children Activity Book for Girls & Boys Age 3-8, with 30 Super Fun Coloring Pages of Llamas & Alpacas in Lots of Fun Actions!", contains as many as 30 ...

Author: Jackie Fluffy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1722654171

Category:

Page: 60

View: 892

A perfect gift for the little ones, either boys or girls for their love of the adorable alpacas and llamas! This very book, "Llama Kids Coloring Book +Fun Facts for Kids about Llamas & Alpacas: Children Activity Book for Girls & Boys Age 3-8, with 30 Super Fun Coloring Pages of Llamas & Alpacas in Lots of Fun Actions!", contains as many as 30 coloring pages of llamas smiling, walking, and alpacas playing, running, as well as those in many other fun actions, such as a llama grazing happily on grass, two sweet alpacas falling in love, cute and cuddly baby alpacas, and, yes, the Robo-Alpaca! Moreover, this very book contains lots of fun facts about these amazing animals, llamas and alpacas, alongside each and every coloring page that the children would color, so they would gain valuable knowledge easy to understand and presented in a fun & amusing manner. This perfect combination would sure to please your little angels, keep them entertained and be busy while exercising their limitless creativity, for their love of the fluffy friends, the alpacas and the llamas! It is suitable for kids age between 3-8 years, but also suits any child who loves colouring and knowing the creature they love more in a Super Fun way!
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Llamas Alpacas coast to Coast

Llamas   Alpacas  coast to Coast

Author: Canadian Llama & Alpaca Association

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:464598606

Category: Llamas

Page: 109

View: 260

Categories: Llamas

My First Book on Llamas and Alpacas

My First Book on Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas can walk on sand and snow because they have four feet. Each foot has two toes with a broad leathery pad. The toenails of Llamas and ...

Author: Virinia Downham

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781300130741

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

View: 375

Parents please be aware that this book has 20 amazing photographs of Llamas and Alpacas and words that are aimed at early/beginner readers. I hope you enjoy looking at 20 beautiful Llama and Alpaca pictures. I have included one kaleidoscope picture as children find them interesting and you can help your child count how many times they can see Llamas in them. Your child will learn some fantastic facts about Llamas and Alpacas as they read this book with you. I hope that both you and your child will spend lots of quality time reading My First Book on Llamas and Alpacas together.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas

Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas

The New World camelids are a collective group inclusive of llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas, all originating in Central America.

Author: Graham R. Duncanson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780640068

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 865

Llamas and alpacas are a globally expanding area of interest in the farming world. Kept as pets, stud animals, livestock guardians, and farmed for fibre and meat, national herds continue to grow and are an increasingly frequent presentation for large animal vets. This book provides practical everyday veterinary advice on common conditions and surgical procedures. Basic husbandry, nutrition, examination, vaccines, analgesia, anaesthesia, dermatology and poisons are covered, together with medicine and surgery options arranged by body system. Zoonotic diseases are treated with particular interest as alpacas are a common petting farm animal. An important field guide for any veterinary practitioner, this book is also of interest to veterinary students and camelid breeders.
Categories: Medical

The Town of Alpaca

The Town of Alpaca

A little word play in the text may induce some giggles, too! You will not be disappointed by choosing to purchase this book for your child or school. Unusual animals, colorful pictures, healthy values, and education.

Author: Patricia Ann Schoch

Publisher:

ISBN: 1977204430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

View: 165

What does a town do when its largest manufacturing company, the biggest business in town, goes under? "The Town of Alpaca" was once a vibrant, bustling town, but ever since that llama came to town and bought the company, it hasn't been the same. He didn't manage it well and now the alpacas are out of jobs, their once-beautiful town has become a poor, rundown, dismal place to live, and The Alpackaging Company is on the market to be sold, but no one is looking to buy it. The situation seems hopeless for the alpacas. In addition, they now hate llamas.... ALL llamas, so you can imagine how Albert Alpaca felt when a strange couple showed up at his little "Alpaca Inn and Suites" looking for a room. Llamas!! What will he do? The story of "The Town of Alpaca" shows how heartwarming it feels when hatred turns into friendship, misunderstandings into trust, and working together works! You may think the plot of this book seems like something above a child's understanding, but don't sell them short; they are smarter than we think, and often we don't give them enough credit for their savvy. This is also part of what makes the book unique from others: it presents real issues through the eyes of a child. Many families have gone through challenging times like this, but life's challenges don't always wait for children to be old enough to understand them. The problem at hand is simplified enough in the book for them to easily understand, and the resolution revolves around healthy values that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. As an added incentive for children to read the book, this is all accomplished with the help of delightful animals! Not only are they delightful, but they are different and alike, just like people, and are depicted through beautiful full color illustrations. Llamas and alpacas have very similar characteristics but are different animals, and the alpacas learn that one bad llama doesn't make all llamas bad. They learn that they can be friends and that they can use their different talents and abilities to make life better for all of them by working together toward a common goal. In addition to teaching your child good character traits such as being a good friend, acceptance, forgiveness, understanding, trust, and perseverance, parents and teachers will like the other educational components that add to the book's value. "Big" words were intentionally included in the story and are addressed in a glossary detailing the pronunciation and the meaning of the word, how it is used in the book, and a question about the use of the word that will give the child an opportunity to think about real-life applications. There will also be a section that compares llamas and alpacas, and one that has real photographs of both animals with some humorous captions! A little word play in the text may induce some giggles, too! You will not be disappointed by choosing to purchase this book for your child or school. Unusual animals, colorful pictures, healthy values, and education. What more could you want?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Code of Welfare

Code of Welfare

Author: New Zealand. National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1108010498

Category: Alpaca

Page: 40

View: 945

Categories: Alpaca

Medicine and Surgery of South American Camelids

Medicine and Surgery of South American Camelids

The finest of the few books on medical care of South American camelids-and the only comprehensive account of the subject-this volume appears here in a new edition expanded to include new topics and some reference to Old World camels, along ...

Author: Murray E. Fowler

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0813803977

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 760

The finest of the few books on medical care of South American camelids-and the only comprehensive account of the subject-this volume appears here in a new edition expanded to include new topics and some reference to Old World camels, along with llamas, alpacas, vicunas, and guanacos. Here, in updated and augmented form, is the premier text on South American camelids, covering biology, nutrition, management, care and handling, diseases, neonatal care and development, toxicology, congenital and hereditary conditions, and pertinent information about various body systems. It also contains basic information about anatomy and physiology and relates that information to more complex systems and clinical procedures. Revised by the original author, a recognised expert in the field, this edition includes additional material on nutrition and forage grasses. As South American camelids become ever more common in zoos, farms, and fields, and the problems of their health and maintenance become ever more pressing, this book will prove an essential tool for veterinary and zoo practitioners and researchers. Owners and breeders may also find it useful.
Categories: Medical

Llama and Alpaca Care E Book

Llama and Alpaca Care   E Book

With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. "..an ...

Author: Chris Cebra

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323242912

Category: Medical

Page: 808

View: 183

Designed for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian, veterinary students, and camelid caretakers alike, Llama and Alpaca Care covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, reproduction, surgery, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases of llamas and alpacas. Written by world-renowned camelid specialists and experts in the field, this comprehensive and uniquely global text offers quick access to the most current knowledge in this area. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. "..an essential text for anyone working with South American camelids." Reviewed by Claire E. Whitehead on behalf of Veterinary Record, July 2015 Over 500 full-color images provide detailed, highly illustrated coverage of all major body systems, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, fluid therapy, multisystem diseases, and surgical disorders. World-renowned camelid experts and specialists in the field each bring a specific area of expertise for a uniquely global text. Comprehensive herd health content includes handling techniques, vaccinations, biosecurity, and protecting the herd from predators. Coverage of anesthesia and analgesia includes the latest information on pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint, injectable and inhalation anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and pain management. Reproduction section contains information on breeding management, lactation, infertility, and embryo transfer. Nutrition information offers detailed nutritional requirements and discusses feeding management systems and feeding behavior.
Categories: Medical

Zen Llamas Alpacas and Vicunas

Zen Llamas  Alpacas and Vicunas

A collection of photos to delight you and writings to enlighten you. Among the cuddly llamas and other creatures featured in this book, you’ll also find encouragement from Buddhist teachers like Thich Nhat Hahn and the Buddha himself.

Author: Buddha

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642500202

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 884

Inspirational Llamas and Alpacas Readers of Start with Why, You Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Llamas (and Alpacas) Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly llamas for encouragement from Buddhist teachers like Thich Nhat Hahn and the Buddha himself in Zen Llamas (and Alpacas). Don’t let the adorable alpacas fool you—they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come. Daily Mindfulness: Meditate along with these verses daily. Learn from the lovely llama to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every Step, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, you will love the quotes in Zen Llamas (and Alpacas). Let your inner Zen Llama guide you to enlightenment.
Categories: Religion