Sun, 16 Apr|
Alpaca handling & healthcare
If you completed our Introduction to Alpacas, or already have some experience with alpacas, this is the perfect workshop for you! Learn how to calmly herd alpacas, handle them, perform body condition scoring, give injections, trim toenails, and other health checks.
Time & Location
16 Apr, 10:00 am – 17 Apr, 12:30 pm
Harcourt, 191 Eagles Rd, Harcourt VIC 3453, Australia
About the event
Do you have alpacas and want to improve how you care for them?
Our 2.5-hour workshop will show you how to perform the basic health checks every alpaca owner should do!
What you will learn:
- How to safely and calmly herd your alpacas into a handling yard
- How to handle your alpacas inside a handling yard or catch pen
- How to check the weight of your alpacas by performing a body condition score
- How to give injections (vaccinations, vitamin D), trim toenails
- How to check for anaemia and worm burdens
- How to tell if your alpaca is sick and when to call a vet
What you get:
- Comprehensive notes to take away
- Show bag with examples of some of the health items we use
- Delicious morning tea
- Opportunity to view and touch our alpacas
- Expert tuition from a former educator and now alpaca farmer
The workshop is held at our farm in Harcourt, next door to Castlemaine, about 15 minutes south of Bendigo and 1 hour and 20 minutes north of Melbourne. This workshop will be conducted in our airy alpaca barn. Please wear appropriate closed footwear and dress for the weather. In case of extreme weather (e.g. heavy rain, high fire danger rating, etc.), the workshop will be postponed to another date, or you will have the option of receiving a full refund.
This workshop is not suitable for young children. Minimum age: 15 +. An adult must accompany any underage child. If you have a child younger than 15 that you wish to bring, speak to us first before booking.
Rita Soares manages a small alpaca farm in Harcourt, focusing on high animal welfare, ethical, and sustainable principles. She is an Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) member. Rita has participated in various professional development courses with the Australian Alpaca Association and externally, volunteered at large alpaca farms, participated in alpaca shows, and loves continually learning about alpacas and increasing her knowledge. She held volunteer roles at the Victorian Central Region of the AAA and is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the association. Rita and her partner currently have around 30-40 alpacas on their 25-acre farm in Harcourt, where they live.
Alpaca Handling & Healthcare
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