ADE Paste in Camelids, Kensmyth Alpaca & Llama, Clay Meadow
Here at Kensmyth we inject our entire herd of Alpaca with ADE vitamins through the Winter months. Some folk use Paste and we use this with our Llama as this is what they were used from birth. Subcutaneous injection releases the vitamins and minerals over a period of time and paste is a “one hit” instant but each herd uses its own best methods. I use both intermittently. Some folk seem to have trouble getting Camelids to accept paste in feed where they do not insert into their mouths. We use both methods and I thought I would share my non mouth insertion method with you all for those who havent thought of this method. It works with horses for worming paste too. The caveat to this is that my darling Llama actually love this paste but the principle works if yours do not LOL
purchase your Camelid ADE paste in plenty of time and have time on your hands for this method.
put some feed into a small bucket which hangs onto a pen fence which is a small pen for a single Camelid – then add the amount of paste required for an individual Camelid
mix this well into the feed (using feed you normally use of course) and hang bucket on fence.
leaving the rest of the group/herd adjacent so the individual is reassured they are there.. let ONE camelid into the small pen and leave to eat the feed.
sometimes it will take a little while for them to cotton on but you must stay adjacent meantime to ensure all happy. After initial look and smell, your Camelid will usually gobble up the feed with paste in it (it tastes nice) and feel super special for their individual treatment. DO NOT leave Camelids with feed buckets in one place together because one Camelid will scoff the lot.
Here are my beautiful Llama enjoying Mummy time and their ADE paste, one by one..
This lady is licking her lips which look like they have strawberry lipstick on them because the paste is red.
Good luck but be patient, my Llama take a very short time because they love it and the individual attention but your Camelids might take longer.
Best to only do this with Llama as the focus of that time with them and do it straight away once penned.