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Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas

A Guide to Management

  • Author: Gina Bromage
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847975828
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 208
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As well as being adorable animals with a thick, warm fleece, llamas and alpacas are also intelligent, discerning, curious and sociable. In addition they are docile, gentle and easily trained. Natural grazers and browsers, they keep down hedges and pastures, they rarely challenge even the most pathetic fencing unless they are frightened, or in love. They require very little supplementary feed, live outside all year round, are generally hardy, healthy and happy. Llamas and Alpacas - A Guide to Management contains all the basic information required in order to keep these animals successfully and provides an invaluable insight into what keeping llamas and alapacas involves in terms of resources, housing, equipment and skills. It assumes no prior knowledge of llamas and alpacas, nor the husbandry of other domesticated species, and is ideal for the uninitiated as well as being a comprehensive reference source for the established camelid keeper. The book contains chapters that deal with land and housing, nutrition, husbandry and welfare, fleece evaluation, fleece marketing, animal assessment and showing, breeding, birth, the care of the newborn and common health problems.Designed to be a husbandry handbook, it aims to cover the basic knowledge required to keep llamas and alpacas successfully. It assumes no prior knowledge of llamas and alpacas, nor the husbandry of other domesticated species, and is ideal for the completely uninitiated, as well as being a useful source of first reference for the established camelid keeper. Superbly illustrated with 183 colour photographs and 23 diagrams and drawings. Gina Bromage is an experienced veterinary surgeon who keeps alpacas.

The Practical Guide to Buying and Running a Smallholding in Wales

The Practical Guide to Buying and Running a Smallholding in Wales

  • Author: Liz Shankland
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • ISBN: 1783162813
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: N.A
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Offers guidance to buying and running a smallholding in Wales, aimed at would-be downshifters, wherever they may live.

Caring for Llamas & Alpacas

Caring for Llamas & Alpacas

A Health and Management Guide

  • Author: Clare Hoffman,Ingrid Asmus
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Assn
  • ISBN: 9780962276828
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 171
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Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas

Small-scale Herding for Pleasure and Profit

  • Author: Sue Weaver
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • ISBN: 1935484923
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
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There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns! The Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.

Llama and Alpaca Care - E-Book

Llama and Alpaca Care - E-Book

Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Nutrition, and Herd Health

  • Author: Chris Cebra,David E. Anderson,Ahmed Tibary,Robert J. Van Saun,LaRue Willard Johnson
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 032324291X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 808
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Designed for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian, veterinary students, and camelid caretakers alike, Llama and Alpaca Care covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, reproduction, surgery, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases of llamas and alpacas. Written by world-renowned camelid specialists and experts in the field, this comprehensive and uniquely global text offers quick access to the most current knowledge in this area. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. "..an essential text for anyone working with South American camelids." Reviewed by Claire E. Whitehead on behalf of Veterinary Record, July 2015 Over 500 full-color images provide detailed, highly illustrated coverage of all major body systems, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, fluid therapy, multisystem diseases, and surgical disorders. World-renowned camelid experts and specialists in the field each bring a specific area of expertise for a uniquely global text. Comprehensive herd health content includes handling techniques, vaccinations, biosecurity, and protecting the herd from predators. Coverage of anesthesia and analgesia includes the latest information on pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint, injectable and inhalation anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and pain management. Reproduction section contains information on breeding management, lactation, infertility, and embryo transfer. Nutrition information offers detailed nutritional requirements and discusses feeding management systems and feeding behavior.

Extraordinary Jobs in Agriculture and Nature

Extraordinary Jobs in Agriculture and Nature

  • Author: Alecia T. Devantier,Carol A. Turkington
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 143811169X
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 173
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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

  • Author: David E. Anderson,Meredyth L. Jones,Matt D. Miesner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118602439
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 360
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Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas provides astep-by-step guide to performing procedures in llamas and alpacas.Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visuallyoriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animalswith confidence. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance suchas restraint and catheterization to more complex procedures such asminimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas andAlpacas describes the full range of techniques required for themedical management of these species. Each procedure is described in detail, with a consistent format forease of use and accompanying photographs to illustrate the conceptsdescribed. A companion website offers videos of many of theprocedures discussed in the book. Veterinary Techniquesfor Llamas and Alpacas is an essential resource for anyveterinarian or technical staff member treating South Americancamelid patients.

Managing Australia's Pest Animals

Managing Australia's Pest Animals

A Guide to Strategic Planning and Effective Management

  • Author: Mike Braysher
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 1486304443
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 216
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Pest animals are but one of many factors that influence the desired outcome from managing natural resource based systems, whether for production or conservation purposes. Others include diseases, weeds, financial resources, weather and fire management. To be effective, an integrated and systematic approach is required, and the principles and strategic approach outlined in this book can also be used to plan and manage the damage due to other factors. Managing Australia's Pest Animals includes case studies of successful and unsuccessful pest management strategies and covers a range of topics, including the history of pest management, current best practice principles, and guidelines for planning and applying strategic pest management approaches to effectively reduce pest damage. This book is the first clear and comprehensive guide to best practice pest management in Australia and will benefit students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, people involved in natural resource management, and industry and government pest management staff. This book will be of great benefit to students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, pest management staff, or volunteers working in natural resource management, including private and public land managers, parks and wildlife staff, pest management agencies, local councils, Landcare and catchment management groups and private pest contractors.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

  • Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323075681
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 640
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Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd edition introduces and reviews the material in each of your veterinary technology courses. Key topics ranging from basic and clinical science, diagnostics and applications, to professional practices and issues are presented in a user-friendly outline format that is ideal whether you're a new student or you're reviewing for your certification exams. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Comprehensive coverage of veterinary technology spans basic and clinical sciences, applications, patient management, nursing, nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, as well as personal, practice and professional management skills - everything you need for both the U.S. and Canadian certification exams. Care of large animals, birds, reptiles and laboratory animals, in addition to cats and dogs, is included. Chapter outlines, learning outcomes and expanded glossaries help you comprehend and retain essential material. Summary tables are ideal for reference or review. Review questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to a 300-question comprehensive review exam, test and reinforce your knowledge of veterinary technology. Six appendixes ensure crucial resources are always at your fingertips. State-of-the-art Alternative Imaging Technology chapter discusses computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy to complement ultrasound technology. Enhanced content highlights vet tech responsibilities in genetics, small animal nursing, veterinary dentistry, zoonoses, breeding/reproduction, neonatal care, and much more. Small animal nursing instruction now includes dermatology, auricular treatments and ophthalmology. Extended pharmacology coverage features pain management. Personal and practice management skills include expanded OSHA/WHMIS guidelines and ethics discussions.

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

  • Author: Carol Ekarius,Deborah Robson
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603427643
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 448
  • View: 2891
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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.