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Llamas and Alpacas : A Guide to Management - BROMAGE GINA

Llamas and Alpacas

A Guide to Management

Hardcover Published: 7th November 2006
ISBN: 9781861268846
Number Of Pages: 208

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As well as being adorable animals with a thick, warm fleece, llamas and alpacas are also intelligent, discerning, curious and sociable. In addition they are docile, gentle and easily trained. Natural grazers and browsers, they keep down hedges and pastures, they rarely challenge even the most pathetic fencing unless they are frightened, or in love. They require very little supplementary feed, live outside all year round, are generally hardy, healthy and happy. Llamas and Alpacas - A Guide to Management contains all the basic information required in order to keep these animals successfully and provides an invaluable insight into what keeping llamas and alapacas involves in terms of resources, housing, equipment and skills. It assumes no prior knowledge of llamas and alpacas, nor the husbandry of other domesticated species, and is ideal for the uninitiated as well as being a comprehensive reference source for the established camelid keeper. The book contains chapters that deal with land and housing, nutrition, husbandry and welfare, fleece evaluation, fleece marketing, animal assessment and showing, breeding, birth, the care of the newborn and common health problems. AUTHOR: Gina Bromage read Veterinary Medicine at Girton College, Cambridgeshire in the early 1970s. After graduation she entered general practice and gained a Master of Arts degree before travelling to the USA, where she passed the National and State Board veterinary examinations and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine by the State of Maryland. She came back to England and her involvement with camelids began in 1999 and she swiftly joined the British Veterinary Camelid Society. Gina continues to take every opportunity to expand her knowledge of the medicine and husbandry of these wonderful animals. Resident: Somerset 183 colour

ISBN: 9781861268846
ISBN-10: 186126884X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th November 2006
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.76