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Fleecewife

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Alpacas and worms
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:04:09 pm »
This is a question for a friend.
Do alpacas share worms with horses or sheep?  She is asking because she uses her horses and sheep to clear the ground of each others worms for rotation, and is wondering if the alpacas will fit into the rotation too.
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Fleecewife

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Re: Alpacas and worms
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 11:34:28 am »
Anybody?
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landroverroy

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Re: Alpacas and worms
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 02:19:26 pm »
Well - in the absence of the usual stream of useful info on the subject, I'd assume there is not a widely known answer. :innocent:  So I would suggest that your friend does what most of us do in such circumstances and that is to consult the alternative guru - Dr Google for a hopefully informative answer. :idea:
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Fleecewife

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Re: Alpacas and worms
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 04:03:24 pm »
She's already been there! I was the last resort. I know not much at all about camelids except they kick and spit if you offend them.     I'll suggest she starts her own research...... :llama: :poo:   Thanks lrr
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landroverroy

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Re: Alpacas and worms
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 02:33:46 pm »
She's already been there! I was the last resort. I know not much at all about camelids except they kick and spit if you offend them.     I'll suggest she starts her own research...... :llama: :poo:   Thanks lrr


Well tell her she "must try harder"!
I just went on google and the very first  thing I read (from Australian Alpacas) was:
 
 Alpacas are susceptible to cattle, sheep and goat worms.

However, I didn't check horses  - so she might be in with a chance there.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 02:35:34 pm by landroverroy »
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