Sun, 03 Mar|
Alpaca handling & healthcare
Every alpaca owner must learn how to handle their alpacas and perform primary healthcare. In this workshop, you will learn how to herd alpacas calmly, handle them in a stress-free way, body condition score, give injections, trim toenails, and perform other health checks.
Time & Location
03 Mar 2024, 10:00 am – 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? Are you planning on having alpacas soon?
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 in a stress-free way
- How to check the weight of your alpacas by performing a body condition score
- How to give injections (vaccinations, vitamin D), drench and 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
- Delicious morning tea
- Opportunity to practise safe and calm alpaca handling and healthcare
- Expert tuition from a former educator and now alpaca farmer
Location: Campo Verde Alpacas farm in Harcourt (next door to Castlemaine, just south of Bendigo, and about 1 hour and 30 minutes north of Melbourne)
Feedback from previous participants:
- "Thanks again for the workshop yesterday. I was buzzing with delight all day from it." Celene
- "Wow, what a brilliant day. Loved every moment of the workshop." Gloria
- "Thank you for a lovely and informative day. I learned so much about caring for alpacas and enjoyed the balance of theory and practical learning." Julie
- "Thanks again for last Sunday. My daughter and I really enjoyed the day. You were very informative and welcoming." Tanya
Rita Soares is a member of the Australian Alpaca Association (AAA). She was born in Brazil and lived most of her life in big cities. She made a tree change to regional Victoria seven years ago when she acquired her first alpacas. From an initial 3, her herd has grown to 40 alpacas. Rita has participated in various professional development courses in the alpaca industry, learned from specialist alpaca vets, international and local experts, volunteered at alpaca farms, participated in alpaca shows, and is committed to continuous learning. She believes in keeping alpaca welfare and wellbeing at the forefront of all decisions.
Rita has worked professionally as a careers counsellor, educator, and in marketing. She has held volunteer roles with the Australian Alpaca Association regionally and nationally. In 2017, she was awarded "Most Enthusiastic New Breeder" by the Australian Alpaca Association - Victorian Central Region. Rita is an avid knitter, artist, and felter. She loves teaching others about appropriate alpaca keeping and advocating for their wellbeing and welfare.
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- Ticket type
Alpaca Handling & HealthcarePrice$170.00