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2014 Health Survey Results

Posted by Stephen Mulholland November 1, 2015 0 Comment 2138 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 […]

Reference Card – Small Herds

Posted by Stephen Mulholland January 11, 2015 0 Comment 2641 views

Click here to download a pdf of the Reference Card – SmallHerds (pdf 119 kB) Many people new to alpaca or llama ownership elect to go for the smallest possible herd size – and that includes some wishing to breed, who take home just one male and one female. Furthermore, they usually plan to let these two […]

2013 Health Survey Results

Posted by Stephen Mulholland December 12, 2014 0 Comment 3118 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 […]

Reference Card- Camelid Ownership

Posted by Stephen Mulholland February 1, 2014 0 Comment 3088 views

Click here to download a pdf of the Reference Card – Camelid Ownership (pdf 446 kB) Reference cards provide a concise overview of a specific target. The camleid ownership card covers all the basics for anyone wanting to own llamas or alpacas in New Zealand; basic health checks, regular maintenance, fences, and common dangerous plants. If you’re […]

Diseases of the Newborn Cria

Posted by Stephen Mulholland December 31, 2013 0 Comment 3509 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 8213 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 3342 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 4812 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 […]

Legal Responsabilities

Posted by Stephen Mulholland June 30, 2013 0 Comment 3699 views

Click here to read this PDF article by Nicki Cross, Ph.D.; Legal_Responsabilities (pdf 26 kb) An extract of this article is below, click on the link above for a pdf of the entire article. There are approximately 15000 camelids (llamas, alpacas or crossbreds of these) in New Zealand which are kept under a variety of […]

TB Testing (part 1)

Posted by Stephen Mulholland June 6, 2013 0 Comment 4734 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 […]