BAS Caring for Alpacas DVD
To help improve the care of alpacas and to give invaluable advice to new and potential owners, as well as established owners and breeders, the BAS has created a welfare and Husbandry DVD, which is now available to all members.
The 45 minute film, which is very enjoyable and comprehensive features Dr Alex McSloy a lecturer in large animal internal medicine at the Royal Veterinary College,and Garry Naish, an experienced breeder and shearer,who has owned alpacas for more than 10 years.
The film is well-paced and gives sensible and sound advice about their environment, healthcare, feeding – in fact all the basics are covered, as well as some advanced care practices like giving injections. The delivery is straightforward and offers owners plenty of handy hints and tips, that they would otherwise be unaware of.
Specific topics covered in the DVD
- General information about alpacas – both suri and huacaya
- Nutrition – feed types and supplements
- Administering an oral drench – vitamins A,D&E and wormer
- How to spot a sick alpaca
- Taking an alpacas temperature
- Body condition scoring and weighing
- Environment, habitat, shelter and fencing
- Correct halter fitting
- Giving injections both subcutaneous and muscular
- Herding and handling
- Simple advice on breeding and birthing
- Daily, weekly, quarterly and annual checks
- Basic herding and handling
Infact the dvd covers just about everything an alpaca owner will need to know even information on poisonous plants
Hurry while stocks last!
‘Caring for Alpacas’ is available for BAS members at ONLY £9.95 including VAT, postage and packaging. Saving of £20.
Log into the members area (top right of this screen) using your herd letters /member number and password. Go to the Registry (top right), and select Manage your herd, select Welfare DVD, or send a cheque for £9.95 made payable to TheBritish Alpaca Society (include your name and address) and post to BAS (DVD offer) c/o Grassroots Systems, PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX
For non members the DVD is available for £29.95 each including VAT, postage and packaging
To order your copy you can pay via Paypal or send a cheque payable to The British Alpaca Society (include your name and address) and post to BAS (DVD offer) c/o Grassroots Systems, PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX