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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)

​​​​​​​**IVERMECTIN or Generic form (Ivermax, or Avermectin) - once every 30 days subqutaneous injection for the prevention of Meningeal Infection.  This is very important to learn to do and be comfortable doing to protect your herd from Meningeal infection.  The white tailed deer in our area carry this parasite, which can be ingested by the alpaca or llama and cause neurological permanent damage or death.  The llama/alpaca is the dead-end host to this parasite.  Because we treat with Ivermectin for Meningeal prevention, we do not use Ivermectin for intestinal parasites.  

**Fecals should be tested in the spring and fall at the minumum for intestinal parasites, and the alpaca/llama should be treated with the proper oral dewormer depending on what intestinal parasites your alpaca/llama may have.

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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