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Blast from the past

We are going back in time to the heady days of 1998 when the British Alpaca Society was in the last quarter of its first year, where membership had reached 140.

Weaving their way

Like many other alpaca owners Caroline and Ian Oakes started small with four pet boys on two acres at a previous property.

Llama Llove made me do it!

I met my first llama 25 years ago when we bought Charlie as a pet/therapist. Developing and running what was the fore runner to today’s Care Farms,

Shades of alpaca grey

A genetic tool to identify classic grey alpacas. By Dr. Kylie Munyard B.Sc. (Hons) PhD, School of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia.

Not all black & white

There are two pigment colours, yellow and black. The expression of both pigments across the animal is generally called agouti, and this produces the grizzled grey shade.

Unlock The Colour Potential in Your Herd

Teresa Hawkin and her partner, Victor Wilton, bought their first alpacas in 2007 and now run Rosecraddoc Alpacas in Cornwall.

Antibody Transfer in the Neonatal Camelid

This Alpaca World magazine article is worth repeating at this time of year. Failure of passive transfer can be a killer and veterinarian Stephen R Purdey DVM has the answers.

Parasite paradise

Humid air, moist grass and mild temperatures are ‘party central’ for the enemies of alpacas – gastrointestinal worms.