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Winterizing Your Camelid Feeding Program
Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

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NEW: CAMELID MEDICATIONS AND DOSAGES
The ICI has added this valuable tool for camelid owners and veterinarians. Download and print to keep in your barn with the other Barn Book Pages and The Recommended On-Farm Veterinary Kit.
Camelid Medications and Dosages -
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FIRST REPORTED DEATHS OF ALPACAS
FROM BLISTER BEETLES IN ALFALFA HAY

"ICI is posting this article to make camelid owners aware of this potentially deadly situation. It is not currently a major problem, but we encourage owners to read and familiarize themselves with the facts."

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PARASITIC RESISTANCE IN CATTLE AND SMALL RUMINANTS IN THE UNITED STATES:
This article, from the FDA’S Center for Veterinary Medicine, should be required reading for all camelid owners! Parasite resistance is a critical problem in several areas of the U.S. already. Learn how to detect resistance on your farm and how to manage it effectively to protect your herd.

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ICI VIDEO SERIES FOR CAMELID OWNERS

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Production of the videos is under the supervision of camelid veterinarians but in most cases procedures are and will be done by an alpaca or llama owner in the hope that owners will feel more comfortable taking on many of these tasks that are necessary for proper herd health and maintenance. It will also be noted when it is appropriate to contact a veterinarian. Additional titles will be forthcoming and will cover, but not necessarily limited to: birthing, neonatal care and potential cria problems;  shearing for health, inserting microchips and how to do fecal testing.

Production of The ICI Video Series is made possible through the generous
donation of the Alpaca Registry, Inc (ARI). The ICI Board of Directors extends thanks and appreciation to ARI for their help with this project.

BARN BOOK: These  pages  coordinate with the videos of the same topics and are meant to be kept in your barn where you work with your animals. They have the key points and highlights of each video and will assist you when performing any of these procedures; keep them with the Recommended On-Farm Veterinary Kit.

CONSULT CORNER: Have your questions and concerns answered by camelid experts in all areas of health, nutrition, reproduction, medicine and behavior.

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