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Bozedown Alpacas

Camelids: the doctor’s new friend

Scientists have identified a potential treatment for cancer in the unlikeliest of sources, camelids.

Hidden Histories

Khipu is the record keeping system of elaborately knotted strings used by the Inca Empire that is still mysterious and largely undeciphered.

Calamity Josephine

As vets it not only means taking care of our own small alpaca herd, but also trying to help clients with alpacas in need.

Musings of a fleece grader

Every year around ten thousand kilos of fleece comes into the grading barn at UK Alpaca. The quality is wildly variable from absolutely gorgeous to horrid – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Nutrition and Body scoring

Winter is on its way with colder days and nights and less goodness in the grass. Older alpacas and young cria may well need more supplementation to keep their body condition at the correct level.

Dressed to impress

The Annual Yorkshire Alpaca Group show was held for the second year at York Auction Centre and got off to a very chilly start with the first snow flurries of the year in the morning.

BAS National Show 2019

The British Alpaca Society National Show is to take place on March 23 and 24 at the International Centre in Telford.

Setting the Pace

Camelids’ Unique Gait & Foot Structure. By Sue Alt dmv and David E Anderson d.v.m., ms, dacvs, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University.