Effects of parasitic infestation on the productivity of alpacas (Lama pacos)

  title={Effects of parasitic infestation on the productivity of alpacas (Lama pacos)},
  author={R. H. S. Windsor and M. F. Teran},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
A trial was carried out in alpacas(Lama pacos) to determine the economic benefit of controlling both external and internal parasites using ivermectin (Ivomec, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme). After four months the treated male alpacas had gained on average 3·1kg more than the untreated males and their fleece weighed 0·36kg more. Treated females gained 1·9kg more than the controls but their fleece weighed 0·03kg less. This resulted in a net financial benefit to the farmer of US$3·54 for each male… CONTINUE READING
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