Neonatal Care for Camelids
We (David, Toni, and Claire) are very excited to bring this long-anticipated text to life!
We hope you will enjoy reading and using it as much as we have enjoyed putting it
together. This text is offered as a tool to improve the understanding of reproduction and
neonatal care of llamas and alpacas. The authors have over 50 years of combined
experience with reproduction and health care of camelids. The text herein documents
much of this experience. Some information is useful to owners and breeders to improve
the reproductive health and maintenance of alpacas and llamas, some information is
intended to expand the knowledge and understanding of the physiology of these
magnificent animals, and other areas are intended for veterinarians providing care for
llamas and alpacas. This text represents our understanding of current research involving
llamas and alpacas, our opinions based on clinical experiences with over 50,000 llamas
and alpacas, and many years of diligence. Enjoy!