Posts Tagged ‘herd dependence’

Vaccinations, Sparkles update

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We recently vaccinated our herd with 5-in-1 vaccine . This ia an annual event, so if you purchased your alpacas from us, it is time for you to think about vaccinating your herd too. If you have a small herd, buy your vaccine from your vet, but for larger herds, you can buy this from many farm supplies stores.

┬áSparkles is now completely recovered. We have moved her into our “maternity paddock” where whe has the company of 4 or 5 adults and 2 other cria, and she is now happy and playful. She obviously feels much more secure in a small herd, than with only one or two others. She has the most incredible appetite, and now comes when she is called to have her bottle.

Nightshade took advantage of a few hours on non-supervision on Friday to have her cria – a very big (9.2kg) boy. Nightshade is our champion black female whose photo feature sat the┬átop of this page, and Devados is her first cria. We are very excited about his future, as his bloodlines are impeccable.