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Double 8 Alpaca Ranch

Double 8 Alpaca Ranch

List of Alpaca Items

ü      Hay:

            2nd Cutting Orchard, Timothy or Brome

ü      Supplement/Feed:

            Buckeye Evans Start to Finish

            Fiber Nutrients (www.lamawellness.zoovy.com)

ü      Minerals:

            Norm Evan's Blend E  (http://www.lamawellness.zoovy.com/)

            Stillwater Minerals 104 (www.stillwaterminerals.com)

Dam & Cria

q       OB Lube

q       OB Gloves

q       Bentadine solution (diluted with water, to clean & disinfect hands & arms before manipulation of cria inside dam)

q       Latex Free Gloves

q       Nolvasan (1part to 2 parts water -- for naval dip)

q       Film canister (for naval dip solution)

q       Dental Floss to tie umbilicus (if bleeding)

q       Hernia kit or Sterile gauze pads & vet wrap (to put over umbilicus if herniated)

q       Vet Wrap (to wrap dam's tail)

q       Thermometer (cria's temp needs to be above 97 degrees for it to be able to absorb the first milk and attain antibodies)

q       Enema (if cria is straining give a small squirt)

q       Lubricating jelly (for thermometer or enema)

q       Nasal aspirator

q       Respirator or oxygen (to give if gasping too long and is bluish in color)

q       Clean towels (be sure to clean with fragrant-free detergent & no fabric softener)

q       Hair dryer (if cria is born when temps are low, no sun to dry, or overly shivering)

q       Karo syrup (put a little on your finger and feed to cria to give them a jump start if you think they are sluggish))

q       All natural fly repellent (we use citronella, lemongrass spray -spray into hands and rub on cria, avoiding eyes)

q       Small plastic cup for collecting dam's colostrum & 3cc syringe or Pritchard nipple and bottle to feed it to the cria (if cria is weak or premature)

q       Frozen or dry colostrum (we use frozen bovine colostrum from Usefullamaitems.com --  Feed up to 4 oz. every 2 hours until cria latches on or dam's milk has dropped.)

q       Pritchard flutter nipple (red nipple, yellow plastic ring - need to snip end for first use, make sure small hole with ball bearing is at the top (12 o'clock position) when feeding for proper air release) www.usefullamaitems.com

q       Cria Coats - (for early spring or late fall, early winter births) (www.soggybottomranchalpacas.com)

q       Banamine (1cc/100 lb.) Get script from vet (we give this to the dam if she seems to be in discomfort from cria nursing - some think it also helps with milk let-down) (Also used to reduce fevers and for pain)

q       Equidone (domperidone 11% ) (5cc orally) Prescribed by vet (to help with milk let-down)

q       Oxytocin (5 IU/alpaca -IM 2x maximum)  Prescribed by vet (to help with milk let-down) (use caution, only works if there's milk to let down. We prefer to give Equidone)

q       Alpaca Field Manual by Norman Evans, D.V.M

q       SMZ-TMP - (1/2 Tab/25 lbs BW orally twice daily for 5 days -- For cria diarrhea caused by coccidiosis)

q       Resorb or other electrolyte solution (www.jefferslivestock.com)

q       Probios/Fastrack -(5cc for 3 days)  (To help cria adjust to new feed, hay, or pasture if diarrhea or pasty poo) Probios - (http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ or local farm store) 

q       Biosponge (5cc orally up to 4 times a day - for cria with very watery diarrhea caused by virus) (www.platinumperformance.com)

q       Vitamin A,D,E,B12 paste (5cc every other week for winter crias) (http://www.jefferslivestock.com/)

q       ARI - DNA cards for each cria (www.alpacaregistry.net)

q       Vet Phone number for emergencies _____________________

q       When vet comes out for the dam/cria check.  Pull blood from cria for Igg & BVD-PCR testing.  Also have the vet put a drop of the blood on the DNA card for ARI registration.

q       Scale - We take daily weights on crias for the first 3 weeks, or until we see a consistent weight gain, usu. ¼ to ½ pound daily, then we take monthly weights on the entire herd.

Additional  Items

q       Pedialyte

q       Saline solution for cleaning eyes

q       Triple antibiotic ointment

q       Povidine/Iodine ointment

q       Sterile Gauze

q       Zinc Oxide (Desitin) for skin irritations common in black animals

q       Pepto Bismol

q       Kao-pectate

q       3cc syringes with ¾ in, 20 gauge needles (box of 50 or 100 -- for Ivomec or CD&T vaccination) **You can also order the needles & syringes separately from Jefferslivestock.com

q       6cc syringes with 1 in, 20 gauge needles (box of 50 - for Ivomec for your larger animals.those in need of more than 2.8cc.You can also use these for oral meds or vitamins of less than 6cc) jefferslivestock.com

q       12cc syringes (box of 50 or 100) to give oral meds of 10cc or more

q       60cc oral syringe (5-10) (www.usefullamaitems.com) (for drenching or giving electrolyte solution to dehydrated animals)

q       Rubbing alcohol or alcohol swabs - to dissinfect meds before drawing up.

AS ALWAYS, CHECK WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING ANY MEDICATION. 

 IT IS ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMEDED TO DO FECAL TESTS BEFORE DE-WORMING.  WE OVERNIGHT OUR FECALS TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY.  WE HAVE FOUND THEM TO BE THE BEST/MOST CONSISTENT AT TESTING OUR FECALS. 

 THERE ARE SOME  DEWORMERS THAT ARE BECOMING NON-AFFECTIVE BECAUSE OF OVER DEWORMING, AND PARASITES CAN BUILD RESISTANCE TO THESE DEWORMERS

Meds or Supplements

Medication

Dispense

Dosage

Duration

Treats:

De-worming:

Ivomec

SQ

1cc/70 lbs BW

Once monthly

Start crias at 2 mos

Meningeal protection

Albon

Oral Drench

Day 1 dose = BW x 25/125

Day 2-5 dose =

BW x 12.5/125

5 days

For extreme cases, do another 5 days after a 5 day break

Coccidia

SMZ/TMP

Oral

½ tab per

25 lbs BW twice daily

5 Days

Coccidia

More gentle on the Cria/Juvi gut

Safeguard Paste

Oral

4 x BW

3- 5 Days

Strongyles (including nematodes)

Safeguard Suspension

Oral

BW/110 x 10 = Give this amt. orally in ml

3- 5 Days

Strongyles (including nematodes)

Paravac

Top dress grain

1cc per 50 lbs BW

(Crias - 2 mos of age or older - 1cc per 50 lbs BW with 5cc applesauce in a syringe)

14 days

Spring preventative herbal wormer

Eaglepeakherbals.com

Synanthic (Oxfendazole)

Oral

BW/100 x 4 = dose in ml

3 Days

Lungworms, stomach worms - Barberpole worm, Intestinal worms - Hookworms, Tapeworms

Equimax Paste

(Praziquantel)

Oral

2x BW

One time

Tapeworm

(Has caused severe reactions in dogs)

Droncit

Virbac Tapewormer Tabs

(50mgPraziquantel

Oral

Oral

1.5mg per lb

(ex: 100 lb alpaca =

100 x 1.5/50 =

3 tablets)

1Tab per 22 lbs BW

One time

(Might have to do a followup treatment in 10 days)

One time

Tapeworm

Tapeworm

Vitamins:

A,D,E,B12 paste

Oral

Cria - 5cc

Juvi  - 10cc

Once every

2 weeks

Prevents rickets, helps to straighten legs

Diarrhea:

Biosponge Paste

Oral

Cria - 5 cc

Juvi- 15cc

Adult- 30cc

Cria - up to 4 times in a day

Juvi - twice daily

Adult - twice daily

For viral, wet/watery

Diarrhea

(stop giving when fecal matter starts to show form..could cause constipation)

Metronidazole

Oral

CHECK WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN

5 days

(can be given longer if needed)

For bacterial infections in gut.  Clostridia is a bacteria in the gut, which is seen as grey/greenish diarrhea with a foul odor. Cria may look depressed or run a fever.

SMZ/TMP

Oral

Dissolve ½ tab per 25 lbs BW in water.

5 days

Do fecal exam - give if high count of coccidia/eimeria

Carafate

Oral

Dissolve ½ tab in water

Give up to 3 times daily  Give on an empty stomach

Helps soothe upset stomach and can help prevent ulcers

Probios/Fastrack

Oral

Cria - 5cc

Juvi/Adult- 10cc

Once daily for 3 days

To help rebalance the gut. Puts back the good bacteria in the gut during, stress, diarrhea, or antibiotics .  Helps breakdown sugars, and carbohydrates in gut. Helps cria adjust to new feed or first time on pasture.

Vaccinations:

q         CD&T - Vaccination (Adults - 2cc SQ every three years) Crias -1cc SQ at 1 mo, 2cc SQ at 2 mos and then 2cc SQ at 1 year)  -OR-

q         Tetanus Antitoxin at birth, Tetanus Toxoid - 1cc at 1 mo old, then every three years

q         Rabies - Given by vet (2cc IMRAB3) at 6 mos old, then every three years. (Some vets will give 1cc, then 30 days later will give a booster of another 1 or 2 cc)

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    Lovettsville VA 20180

    Phone: (540) 303-7071

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