Topical Alpaca Tips from Steve Heatherington

Trimming fringes etc – I use Jakoti shears

Birthing kit (basics not a full itemised list)

  • Disposable gloves – purple with long cuff
  • Lubrication Gel
  • Scales
  • Harness
  • Iodine
  • Digital thermometer
  • Disposable paper towel (blue roll)
  • Pleated cotton wool
  • bucket
  • conforming bandage

Three things to check

  1. Feet
  2. Fringes
  3. Body condition score

Three equipment essentials

  1. Hurdles
  2. Diary or wall planner (to double as a notebook)
  3. A good sweeping broom

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