July, 2015

The before and after…

The before and after…

Whilst we managed to give Chris, our visiting vet student, plenty of hands on alpaca experience during his week’s placement; he unfortunately didn’t get to witness a birth. Of course as soon as he had gone they came… Sunday turned into a bit of a chaotic day. Paul went off on a seven hour trip […]

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  31/07/2015   4 comments
Births, legs back and a prolapse!

Births, legs back and a prolapse!

Three, Two, One….births, legs back and a prolapse! Its been a busy few days: since shearing at the weekend, we have had, three births, two with dystocia, and one with a prolapsed uterus…all of this in amongst heavy showers and strong wind (at least the sun is out today!) On Monday one of the females […]

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  27/07/2015   No comments
Alpaca Crack from the North…

Alpaca Crack from the North…

We are still waiting for the heatwave here in Cumbria…no shortage of grass for us…in fact topping grass could be a full time job. We did however have a couple of hot days last week, and some of the cria really didn’t do well (rather a shock for them after the wind and rain), in […]

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  19/07/2015   No comments
Does anyone know the time????

Does anyone know the time????

Boy oh boy…its been a busy old week. Let’s start with last Wednesday, when Inca Havannah was showing all the signs of wishing to unpack her cria. Straight out after breakfast, chattering away to her unborn cria, and heading for the sandpit (this is the favourite place for the first stages of labour). By 11 […]

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  08/07/2015   No comments