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Shearing Day Confidential

Hi all—

So, as you are preparing for your own shearing, I thought I ‘d let you in on the Herd Health tasks we take care of on shearing day.

1. You may know that alpacas get ear ticks. They don’t really get ticks on their blankets, but the buggers love to hang out in their ears, and the alpacas will shake their heads or walk around with one ear down, and be uncomfortable. It can result in a facial paralysis if not treated. That’s why I’m always alert and looking fore alpacas that shake t... read full article