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internal parasites in alpacas

Learning about intestinal parasites in alpacas can be a bit challenging, but a subject all breeders must familiarize themselves with.  Although most alpacas carry some parasite load which will never be life threatening, other parasites are deadly.  Meet with your vet to determine the types of parasites found in your part of the country, and discuss the options available for diagnosis and control.

The following article was published in Alpacas Magazine, 2010, and we have referred to it over and over again.  Thank you, Dr. Purdy for your extensive work in this area, and for sharing your knowledge with us!