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Thiamine Deficiency in Alpacas

  THIAMINE DEPLETION AND POLIOENCEPHALOMALACIA: WHAT EVERY ALPACA OWNER NEEDS TO KNOW Jill McElderry-Maxwell, September, 2011 OVERVIEW The vitamin thiamine plays a critical role in alpaca health. Thiamine depletion can happen rapidly from a large number of causes and will lead to death unless promptly remedied by the immediate administration of injectable thiamine. Thiamine is inexpensive, [...]

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Eimeria macusaniensis (E-Mac) and Alpacas

Jill McElderry-Maxwell, Bag End Suri Alpacas of Maine, LLC, April, 2010 EIMERIA MACUSANIENSIS: INTRODUCTION Coccidia are microscopic parasites that disrupt intestinal function. Although they are diagnosed on fecal examination, they are not worms. Instead, they are single celled organisms known as protists. Protists are obligate intracellular parasites – they must complete part of their life [...]

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