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Vaccinations
alpaca protection from a deadly parasite (Meningeal Worm) that will cause a painful, horrible death.We give 3 shots of CD& T to our
alpaca protection from a deadly parasite (Meningeal Worm) that will cause a painful, horrible death.We give 3 shots of CD& T to our
crias, one per month for the first three months of their lives. We give all of our alpacas CD&T one time per year.  This is the shot that
prevents Clostridium and Tetanus. It is illegal in Maryland for anyone but a veterinarian to give a rabies shot so we have our vet give all of
our alpacas a rabies shot each year excepting those crias under the age of 3 months.
our alpacas a rabies shot each year excepting those crias under the age of 3 months.


Alpacas are basically healthy animals and there is no disease that is specific to them. They are, however, subject to some diseases carried
by other animals and require some biosecurity considerations. You should have a quarantine area that does not drain into or share a
fenceline with another paddock (or is adjacent to a paddock that can be emptied for the quarantine period). This area will be used for
alpacas that come to your farm, or those returning to your farm from elsewhere. There are some resistant parasites and diseases out
there that you would not want to bring into your herd. A regular quarantine routine can save you a lot of grief down the road! And, of
course, there is vaccination. We vaccinate based on the recommendation of our veterinarian, and suggest you do the same. Alpacas need
a regular program of worming, but the amount of time in between depends on the area in which you live. All areas east of the Mississippi
have large populations of white-tail deer, carriers of the meningeal worm, which is a most dangerous parasite for alpacas. This worm
attacks the central nervous system and can be devastating to the animal's health. If you have white-tail deer, you will need to worm
monthly. In other areas of the country, you should probably worm based upon fecal tests. Always, always, always consult your veterinarian!
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