Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sickly Alpacas

Oh, my, these are the two boys, Orion & Polaris, that we took to the show and they came home with very snotty noses. Now all seven of the boys are sneezing and snotting. I haven't really felt the need to call our vet because I'm not really hearing any nasty wheezing. Temperatures seem normal. Now you horse folks know how really unpleasant that nasal yuck is, but even though this is sort of thick, it's not nearly as offensive as horse snot.
I had an email from a friend who said that she saw the vet at the show giving antibiotic shots to a farm's alpacas with like symptoms. I wonder how many alpacas got infected there.
I also wonder if it's not just a good idea to stay home. These same two boys came home from the spring show with diarrhea.
I still can't put these pictures where I want them. Pam said she would help me one of these days.


Knitted Gems said...

Sorry to hear that your boys are sick. Hope everybody gets better soon!
And out of curiosity, why do you take them to shows? Does it make them more valuable? Would you ever sell them?

Pamala Rose said...

The sniffles are the worst.

I have printed off some examples of how to place the pictures and I will bring it with me when we dye this Saturday. Time permitting, I can even stop by after we get done dyeing. See you tomorrow!

Alpaca Granny said...

Boys are all much better now. Healthy and sparing with each other.
Why do we take them to shows?
For these 2 boys it was to help evaluate whether they will stay whole and become studs. be seen for future sales. Yes, we would sell - to the right persons.

femputer said...

I'm glad to hear that they're all better now!