Results of ophthalmic examinations of 29 alpacas.

  title={Results of ophthalmic examinations of 29 alpacas.},
  author={K N Gelatt and G B Otzen Martinic and J L Flaneig and Oliver Schein and Beatriz Mu{\~n}oz and Sheila K West and Donald D. Duncan and James R Nethercott and Hillel S U S Koren},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={206 8},
Analysis of the results of ophthalmic examinations of 29 alpacas (Lama pacos) revealed a direct relationship among coat color, iris color, and ocular fundus pigmentation. Alpacas with light-pigmented coats had iris color that included combinations of gray, blue, and brown, and had reduced pigmentation of the ocular fundi. Alpacas with dark coats had brown irides and pigmented ocular fundi. Eleven alpacas had evidence of ophthalmic conditions, including bilateral conjunctivitis (1); formation of… CONTINUE READING


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