Fall 2022 Alpaca Neonatal Class
How prepared are you for your next birthing season? We are hosting a neonatal clinic for alpaca owners & interested breeders. This day long program will consist of a lecture covering alpaca reproduction and cria care and finish up in the afternoon with a wet lab for hands on experience identifying and correcting problem presentations and torsions. The program is presented by Dr Richard Wheeler DVM, Diplomate American College of Theriogenology. Owner of Poudre River Veterinary clinic specializing in reproduction of small animals and livestock.
We’ve birthed close to 400 crias here at Stargazer and to this day we consider the neo-natal clinic we attended almost 25 years ago to be one of the most beneficial classes that we attended. It will help you identify birthing problems while there is still time to safely correct them and when it is best to get veterinary assistance.
Clinic will consist of a morning and afternoon lecture on alpaca reproduction, labor, delivery and aftercare
At the end of the class we will go into the wet lab portion for hands-on experience with identifying and correcting problem presentations. You will learn how to recognize a problem delivery (dystocia), torsions and other issues that to be aware of. (*Provided by CSU)
We are limiting class size to 12 attendees to enable everyone hands-on experience in the wet lab
and one on one attention with Dr. Richard Wheeler.
Date Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:00 am to 4 pm
Registration is $225 per attendee. 970 215 1970 to register. Please confirm your seat before payment.
Payments made in error will be returned minus any processing fees.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Topics covered in lecture will include the following and more:
Female reproductive cycle, Infertility Issues
Behavior testing and ultrasounds.
When is the optimum time to breed and resolving conception issues.
Preparing for delivery – supplies to have on hand
Three stages of labor – –
Dam postpartum care, lactation – infertility issues
Care of the newborn cria and the premature crias –