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It takes guts…

This is a study on gastrointestinal nematodes (“worms”), published by AgriFutures Australia, written and researched by veterinarian Jane Vaughan, Mohammed Rashid and Abdul Jabbar.

GENTLY DOES IT

Lulu Oliver writes: “A few years ago I was sitting on our sofa on a quiet Sunday afternoon indulging in one of my favourite pastimes – reading magazines.

MEET THE EXHIBITORS

Alexandra Verhoef of Alpaca Evolution writes about alpaca handlers and their sometimes unfortunate behaviour.

Tracks and traces

Like the best things in life, they happen by chance. Not part of some great plan or even funding. Alex Chepstow-Lusty gives a brief mitey history of alpacas, llamas and dung.

TB test used for priming

APHA have announced a new testing site for camelids when the tuberculin test is used for ‘priming’ and is not read.

…to the other side?

It is hard to resist an article with the winning headline ‘Why did the pheasant cross the road?’ Clearly I couldn’t and as most country dwellers see many pheasants splattered on the road.

Brexit and exports

A No Deal Brexit will mean that the system for exporting animals into the EU will change. DEFRA have issued the following guidance to transporters.

A treat for your feet

Alpaca fibre has many applications and the latest one is in India. Angela Preuss of Surilana Alpacas in Australia tells us the story.