Posts filed under "Health"

2015 Alpaca Health Survey Summary

Posted by Stephen Mulholland December 5, 2016 0 Comment 1236 views

Thanks to the 30 farms that participated in the 2015 Alpaca Health Survey. A summary of the findings can be found in the link below. 2015-alpaca-survey-results If you have any specific alpaca or llama health and welfare question which might have an answer lurking in the survey results, don’t hesitate to contact me.  Likewise, if […]

2014 Health Survey Results

Posted by Stephen Mulholland November 1, 2015 0 Comment 1483 views

Click here to download a pdf of the Alpaca 2013-2014 Summary (pdf 94 kB) Thanks to everyone who participated, each report in the survey adds to the aggregate of knowledge about camelids and their management practices in NZ. All individual reports are held in strict confidence, but I am happy to answer questions from interested parties […]

2013 Health Survey Results

Posted by Stephen Mulholland December 12, 2014 0 Comment 2414 views

Click here to download a pdf of the 2013 Health Survey Results (pdf 115 kB) Thanks to everyone who participated, each report in the survey adds to the aggregate of knowledge about camelids and their management practices in NZ. All individual reports are held in strict confidence, but I am happy to answer questions from interested […]

Diseases of the Newborn Cria

Posted by Stephen Mulholland December 31, 2013 0 Comment 2758 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Professor Andrew Dart. BVSc, DVCS, Dip ACVS, Dip ECVS.; DISEASES OF THE NEWBORN CRIA (90 kB) A summary of the article is below. Click on the link above for the entire piece. There can be a tendency for owners to interfere with the natural process of birth […]

Birth and the cria

Posted by Stephen Mulholland November 29, 2013 0 Comment 7548 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Professor Andrew Dart. BVSc, DVCS, Dip ACVS, Dip ECVS.; Alpacas birth and the cria (pdf 80 kb) A summary of the article is below. Click on the link above for the entire piece. Understanding animal behaviour provides an enormous advantage for farmers. Taking a moment to consider […]

2012 Health Survey Results

Posted by Stephen Mulholland October 31, 2013 0 Comment 2698 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Stephen Mulholland Ph.D.; 2012 health survey (pdf 97 kB) An summary of this article is below, click on the link above for a pdf of the entire article. The 2012 health survey was conducted using the online surveymonkey service. 66 alpaca owners and 13 llama owners responded, […]

Tb Testing (Part 2)

Posted by Stephen Mulholland August 29, 2013 0 Comment 3963 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Stephen Mulholland, Ph.D.; Tb Part 2 (pdf 60 kb) An extract of this article is below, click on the link above for a pdf of the entire article. On October 1st, 2012 there was a meeting at the Animal Health Board (AHB) to discuss the current state […]

TB Testing (part 1)

Posted by Stephen Mulholland June 6, 2013 0 Comment 4573 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Stephen Mulholland Ph.D.; TB part 1 An extract of this article is below, click on the link above for a pdf of the entire article. By now many of you have read about the unfolding tale of Tuberculosis in the UK. The great loss of life among […]

A Yellow Cria?

Posted by Stephen Mulholland May 19, 2013 0 Comment 2046 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Stephen Mulholland Ph.D.; A yellow cria An extract of this article is below, click on the link above for a pdf of the entire article. As anyone who has tried breeding camelids knows, the colour genetics of these lovely animals can be rather complex. When birth time […]

Dealing with a Dummy

Posted by Stephen Mulholland May 6, 2013 0 Comment 3653 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Stephen Mulholland Ph.D.; Dealing with a Dummy An extract of this article is below, click on the link above for a pdf of the entire article. In December 2011 we had a cria that got very sick. We were lucky that our veterinarian recognized what we were […]