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TheCaptain

  • Joined May 2010
Re: No paperwork??
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012, 10:14:20 am »
If it's classed a zoo animal then surely you need a zoo license?

Mel Rice

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: No paperwork??
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012, 10:25:17 am »
Following this thread I was wondering about this situation.... 6/7 years ago, back in the UK, our local petting farm had to be reclassified because it had 'zoo' animals on display. (it ended up by closing the 'reptile' house, to the public as the alternative was too much paperwork. And it got rid of its rhea and alpacas!

llamakevin

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Bideford, North Devon
    • Ashwood Llamas
Re: No paperwork??
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2012, 09:14:06 pm »
Does seem odd that they require no paperwork.  I assume Camelids can be infected/carry  Foot and Mouth disease just like any other cloven-hoofed animal ?

Just to be clear - llamas and alpacas are not cloven hoofed - they have soft pads and two toes!
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llamakevin

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Bideford, North Devon
    • Ashwood Llamas
Re: No paperwork??
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2012, 09:24:49 pm »
My understanding is that DEFRA do require notification that a smallholding has llamas or alpacas, but there is no requirement to fill in a license form when they are moved, BUT... if there is a general restriction on the movement of livestock due to foot & mouth , blue tongue or other, then llamas & alpacas are included in this restriction and must not be moved!

As regards to TB - the cattle test is not suitable for camelids full stop - there is currently no other test available though the BAS & BLS are contributing through its members for a suitable test to be found. TB remains a notifiable disease in camelids and if a suspected herd has TB then they may be isolated & destroyed!

Movement & transfer of camelids is a voluntary but recommended course of action & whilst DEFRA doesn't want to know, the appropriate organisations do & you should register your animals!

It is something that is taken very seriously by all registered owners & any unregistered owners should be encouraged to join the relevant organisation to keep up to date with what should & should not be done!
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BadgerFace

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Sussex
Re: No paperwork??
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 09:16:11 am »
Does seem odd that they require no paperwork.  I assume Camelids can be infected/carry  Foot and Mouth disease just like any other cloven-hoofed animal ?

Just to be clear - llamas and alpacas are not cloven hoofed - they have soft pads and two toes!

Not really what I was asking. I was interested as to if they were affected/could carry F&M like cloven hoofed livestock. Horses (single hoof, no toes), are not affected by F&M, so wondered about Camelids. I found my answer on DEFRA's website (see screen shot below), and yes it appears Camelids are affected by F&M.


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llamakevin

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Bideford, North Devon
    • Ashwood Llamas
Re: No paperwork??
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 07:06:43 pm »
Sorry BadgerFace - misunderstood your statement & yes, if F&M around camelids are caught by the restrictions as they can carry it!
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