Alpaca popularity goes from strength to strength – Countryfile this week end
As the popularity of Alpaca in the UK goes from strength to strength, more and more TV coverage is being given to their needs and care on Vet programs live – as Alpaca are so different from other species due to their high values.
Countryfile this week end is covering the Plasma spinning which can help save young cria from death due to lack of transfer of precious antibodies from their mothers at birth.
Whilst colostrum in powdered form can be made up and bottle fed, the Plasma transfer is from the same herd into which the cria is born. Plasma is stored frozen on site – ready for action.