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International line-up at BVCS

The British Veterinary Camelid Society two day conference 2019 was held in mid November at Castle Combe, near Bath.

What to do with beserk Alpacas (part 2)

In part one of this article described how to identify a berserk camelid, and the preliminary steps of clicker training (positively reinforcing) the behaviour you want

Beyond freedom

The concept of the Five Freedoms was developed in order to set minimum standards that must be considered when managing farmed animals.

Judges revealed for BAS Show 2020

The judges have been announced for the British Alpaca Society National Show in March 2020. The British contingent are Mary Jo Smith and Tim Hey.

A sound foundation

International judge Nick Harrington Smith of Alpaca Evolution takes us through the basics of alpaca conformation.

Pregnancy loss in the alpaca

Losses arising from abortion are distressing for owner and animal alike and are a financial set back.

Showing off in Somerset

2019 saw the end of the alpaca show at the Royal Bath & West and the very first alpaca show at the Somerset Show organised by the South West Alpaca Group at the end of September.

Fighting on for Geronimo

Helen Macdonald of Alpaca Power, owner of Geronimo, a black stud male imported from New Zealand, has been fighting a legal battle to prevent his slaughter. This is her statement on recent developments.