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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.

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.

Watch your mouths

The dentist is here. Signal to dive for cover. Happily alpacas don’t appear to harbour the same fear of dentists as humans.

EPDs – latest figures

The US alpaca breed society AOA has published its 2018 calculation of Estimated Progeny Differences.

Checking out the Chaccu

Joe Phelan of K2Alpacas in Ireland brings back some great memories after a trip to Peru for the Fiesta.