Struggling for ideas for Christmas?

25 November 2015

The BAS DVD makes an ideal Christmas present for all your customers and Alpaca enthusiasts.              


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
  • Shearing
  • Simple advice on breeding and birthing
  • Daily, weekly, quarterly and annual checks
  • Basic herding and handling


In fact 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 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

For non members the DVD is available for £29.95 each including VAT, postage and packaging
It is also available in packs of 10 for only £129.95 inc VAT postage and packaging to sell on your website or give to all your customers as a good will gesture this Christmas. Their alpacas will appreciate it!


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