Factors affecting survival in young alpacas (Lama pacos).

  title={Factors affecting survival in young alpacas (Lama pacos).},
  author={A. V. Bustinza and Peter J. Burfening and R. L. Blackwell},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={66 5},
Factors affecting survival of young from birth to weaning (7 mo) in alpacas (Lama pacos) were evaluated in data collected at the Estacion Experimental de Camelidos Sudamericanos La Raya in the Altiplano region of Peru. Age of dam effects on survival rate were curvilinear; survival rate increased from approximately 78% for offspring of 3-yr-old dams to about 91% for those from 9- to 11-yr-old dams, then declined to about 85% for 15-yr-old dams. Weight of dam measured 2 mo prior to parturition… CONTINUE READING

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