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bplegs

  • Joined Aug 2010
Any advice?
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:17:41 pm »
We had our alpacas shorn about three weeks ago, discovered one of our female alpacas was expecting ... So we have been checking on her at least four times a day and this evening, there we are. One little cria. Have checked him, no bleeding from cord, seems to be healthy. Put him in a coat for warmth. Mum seems okay, nothing visibly wrong. Not sure what happened to the placenta though ...
They are together, can see the other alpacas but they are in their own area so they get a chance to bond. Cria seems to be feeding okay,and we plan to get up at first light to check.
Anyway, is there anything that you think we have missed? We haven't weighed him as we aren't experts, will get the vet out early next week to check them both but any  advice gratefully received.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 10:22:58 pm »
i would spray the cord with iodine if you can. check its weeing and pooping okay, and that should show you its feeding ok.
how exciting for you.  :excited:

bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 10:25:33 pm »
main advice is get pictures posted on here ASAP so we can all go gooey over the baby alpaca!!!


sorry no help beyond that :-D

bplegs

  • Joined Aug 2010
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 11:02:51 pm »
Will spray the cord tomorrow (Don't want to stress Mummy out anymore), but it is dry and not weeping.


Thank you!


Hopefully pictures attached. :excited:

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 03:45:20 pm »
Sounds like all is well.  You are right about not stressing the mum out - she will appreciate being left to fuss over her baby.  Spraying with iodine is about all I would do - if this is possible without causing an upset. 

AndynJ

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • uk
  • Says it as it is. don't like it don't look
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 03:52:23 pm »
Bottle of wine or even champagne ?

 :excited:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 03:57:37 pm »
Awww, how cute. Does he have a name yet?
My friend has alpaca and she is away on holiday at the moment so I am going to feed them every day. They are keen to get their breakfast but not keen enough for me to touch them  :)
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Mrs Pea

  • Joined Oct 2013
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 08:21:48 pm »
Oh adorable what a lovely surprise :llama:

We had our 3 sheared on Monday, none were found to be expecting although that's probably because they're all boys  :roflanim:

Lisa

Lady Zanzibah

  • Joined Jun 2014
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 09:59:29 am »
Do you know if the mother and cria have been vaccinated against clostridial disease !  If the mother has not been vaccinated in her last 4 weeks of pregnancy then there has been no passive transfer to the cria against infection.  Therefore the cria will need an injection ASAP and again in 2 weeks time, only after the second injection will the cria be fully protected. I always vaccinate my females in the last four weeks of pregnancy. The vaccination needed is Lambivac or Heptivac or similar.  This is an important issue, hope this helps.

bplegs

  • Joined Aug 2010
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 08:56:21 pm »
Do you know if the mother and cria have been vaccinated against clostridial disease !  If the mother has not been vaccinated in her last 4 weeks of pregnancy then there has been no passive transfer to the cria against infection.  Therefore the cria will need an injection ASAP and again in 2 weeks time, only after the second injection will the cria be fully protected. I always vaccinate my females in the last four weeks of pregnancy. The vaccination needed is Lambivac or Heptivac or similar.  This is an important issue, hope this helps.
I did not know this!! Vet coming out on Friday, so will make sure this is done. Thank you!

bplegs

  • Joined Aug 2010
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 08:58:34 pm »
Awww, how cute. Does he have a name yet?
My friend has alpaca and she is away on holiday at the moment so I am going to feed them every day. They are keen to get their breakfast but not keen enough for me to touch them  :)


Hallo!


His name is Shakespeare! We are naming the herd after authors and my son (7) wanted this name for a boy and Bronte for a girl! I swear, it was his idea, I kinda like it as with the herd name the cria is Dolcoppice Shakespeare!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2014, 10:01:45 pm »
I like the name  :thumbsup:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
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Re: Any advice?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014, 10:01:11 am »
Very cute and love the name. We go for literary ones too - our current cockerel is 'Moriarty', my husband calls him his nemesis as he's so pumped at the moment he keeps going for him!

bplegs

  • Joined Aug 2010
Re: Any advice?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2014, 08:16:09 pm »
Brilliant name! LOL at your hubbie!


 

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