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News from down under

The International Alpaca Conference, due to be held in Australia, has been postponed by the board of the Australian Alpaca Association until at least 2021.

Post-Brexit Testing

Sure Farm, who run the voluntary Enferplex blood testing scheme for camelids, have issued a warning about testing post Brexit.

Alpacas & Ecosystems

Australian agriculture operates in one of the oldest and more fragile landscapes on the Earth.

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.

Fighters biters

As anyone who owns stud males knows, fighting teeth are viscously sharp and can inflict serious damage. Alpaca dentist Alison Quagliani explains.

Thrills in the hills

November saw the 2nd Midland Championship Alpaca Show, arranged and organized by the West Shires Alpaca Group