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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.

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.

Fighters biters

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