- Alpaca medicine (individual and herd) case based approach.
- Common case presentations such as poor body condition, dullness and recumbency.
- These cases will cover parasites, dental disease, infectious diseases, anaemia and the acute abdomen.
- Therapeutics to include use of de-wormers, antibiotics and analgesics.
- Development of herd health plans and prevention strategies.
- Interpretation of haematology and biochemistry
About this course
Would you like to enhance your confidence in dealing with alpacas?
Alpaca numbers are continuing to increase in the UK, both as pets and in larger commercial enterprises. Owner expectations are increasing as more is known about these animals and appropriate methods of diagnosis and treatment are becoming more available.
This webinar aims to help clinicians develop a logical approach to working up common case presentations in alpacas and determine an appropriate therapeutic plan and forward prevention strategy both for the individual animal and the herd.
Why do this course?
To ensure you have current up to date knowledge on alpacas and current common conditions seen in the UK and feel confident to determine appropriate diagnostic testing at an individual and herd level and implement treatment and prevention plans.
This webinar can be purchased as part of a series:
Smallholder pigs for vets in practice - Friday 15th June
Common diseases in alpacas – case management (individual and herd), therapeutics and prevention -Friday 22nd June
Small ruminants for vets in practice – Friday 29th June
Course format: Live webinar with an opportunity for Q&As with the lecturer plus access to recorded version for 2 weeks
Course length: Two hours
Course fee: £125 full series or £50* per webinar
*Recorded version will be available to purchase for £30 approximately two weeks after the live course date.
Alex McSloy, MA VetMB DipACVIM PhD MRCVS
Lecturer in Large Animal and Production Animal Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College