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Protecting the UK’s alpaca population

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This is an important way to support herd owners in maintaining healthy animals

Scarsdale Vets

Scarsdale Vets has held its first alpaca blood donation event, to ensure the supply of alpaca plasma is sufficient for young born in the UK.

Crias – infant alpacas – are born without antibodies, and immunity is usually passed on from the mother through colostrum. However, if a cria does not take on enough colostrum in the first twelve hours of life, it will not have a healthy immune system. The easiest way to overcome …

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