If you are around in the area do come see us!
The British Veterinary Camelid Society (BVCS) are holding their Annual Conference in October at the Beaumont Estate, Windsor and there will be an Owners Conference running alongside on Sunday 11th October 2015. With Daniela Benedice from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in the US plus leading UK Camelid Vets covering a variety of topics, it is a day not to be missed. Dr Benedice is an Emergency, Critical Care and Medicine specialist with lots of camelid experience and she’s never spoken in the UK before so this will be a great opportunity to learn some fresh material.
Conference Cost: £85 (+VAT). This includes the conference fee as well as lunch, tea/coffee breaks and conference proceedings.
For BAS members Please book your place via the online Pedigree Registry/Manage your herd
For non BAS Members please send a cheque to BAS, PO Box 251, Exeter. EX2 8WX with a note stating BVCS Conference and your full name and postal/email address
Busy time preparing for an open day – lists help but you do have to read them.
Here is a list for you if you are coming:
Looking forward to seeing you on the day, or some time soon!
It is important to understand alpacas sufficiently to effectively care for them. Welsh Valley Alpacas are beginning this autumn with the first in a series of workshops which aims to develop both your knowledge and skills to help you do just that.
There will be future modules on more detailed topics such as shearing; fleece and fibre; and breeding alpacas. If you feel there is a particular subject area you want us to cover, please let us know.
See The Alpaca Shepherd diary event for more details.
[blockquote type=”2″ position=”left” author=””]If you want to be more confident in caring for your alpacas and get more enjoyment from them, then this is the course for you.[/blockquote]
It’s not just Wales that has wet summers but we certainly get our fair share. That means when we have newborn cria arriving you can’t count on it being sunny and warm. To help in first few days or weeks we use a waterproof coat to give them a little extra support. If they are slightly premature it helps even more.
We have tried a few over the years and for newborn cria we like the ones made by Mary Roach. Waterproof (made with gortex material), some padding and most importantly with good protection underneath to keep them dry and warm. Well made, ours have lasted very well.
The cria grow very quickly and they soon become too small but for a good start, they are excellent. We then move them on to the animate coats which go up to adult sizes too – but more of that elsewhere.
Mary Roach Harness – 01299 896827 – cria coats