Posts Tagged ‘spraying’

Facial Eczema prevention

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

We have been busy the last few weeks spraying our paddocks with fungicide to prevent the growth of the fungus that causes facial eczema. Spraying usually takes place over several weeks, as we can only spray about 2 paddocks at a time, as the alpacas can’t be returned to graze those paddocks for a week, so we have to cycle around the farm doing a couple of paddocks at a time. We have discovered that, for us, spraying is the only viable option, as if we feed zinc pellets to a herd of 50, the greedy ones eat too much, and the shy ones get none at all. We also do¬†spore counts from time to time to ensure the spraying has been effective.