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Two Alpacas not up to weight.

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Llamas and Alpacas' started by chickenzoo, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Sep 18, 2012
    chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Overrun with beasties

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    Two of the Alpacas my friend gave me are not up to weight. .I am having a hard time getting them to keep it on...oneale...one female....have been together but are now with herdapes of their own gender. Not stressed or anything. Females are on pasture...males get pasture a few times a week plus.coastal hay and their feed. Females get hay and feed also. I have wormed both with Ivomec injectable to weight. I have doses with Safeguard for a few.days at a later time. Still they don't seem to.have gained much. All the others have nice bellies and body weight..what to try next...
     
  2. Sep 18, 2012
    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    You could add alfalfa pellets or beet pulp to their feed and up their feed a bit. some calf manna wouldn't hurt either.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Overrun with beasties

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    Ok...ill try to get some. I was going to send in a fecal to see if anything is still amiss.... 3 other Alpacas and 5 llama are all good weight...
     
  4. Sep 18, 2012
    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    a fecal is definitely a good idea.
     
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    Raztis11 Exploring the pasture

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    Always feed a high quality probiotic after deworming.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2016
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Greetings @Raztis11 :frow Welcome to BYH! Glad you finally decided to post! Looks like you've been a member for over 4 years :epWhat took you so long? :hu

    Since your post is 4 years and 4 days after the previous one in this thread, it almost looks like your post was done that long ago and just now showed up... Caught in a time warp or something. Anyway, you're here now and that's great! Are you experienced with alpacas? llamas? There aren't many active on the forums who own/know alpacas and llamas so it would be nice to have someone to help others when they need it. If you have some, would you share some pics? We all love pics! Hope to see you around in the threads. Make yourself at home!
     
  7. Sep 22, 2016
    Raztis11

    Raztis11 Exploring the pasture

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    Lol.... I've been busy.... I walked my horse through a mud wasp nest two years ago. Ruptured MCL, ACL, PCL and a partially torn LCL. 6 knee surgery in 2 years. It's been a bit of a challenge but I made it and here I am. I do have experience with alpacas and llamas but I'm by no means an expert. I'm willing to help where I can. I'll see if I can hunt down some photos.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2016
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Holy crow! That's a LOT of "CL's" to damage! And they say being a pro football player ruins joints... They've got nuthin' on you! Sorry to hear it took so long, but glad you made it!