Parasite Control in Dryland Alpaca Farming: Benefits of Low Rainfall
Golden Pine Alpacas Farm, Goldendale, Washington, United States
Date of Publication:
March 6, 2016
Golden Pine Alpacas Farm
Without a doubt, the biggest advantage of dryland farming is a sizeable reduction in parasitic infestation, as compared to wet, humid environments. Parasites can multiply rapidly and, if unchecked, can lead to severe illness and even death in livestock. Most internal parasites enter the alpaca through oral ingestion. Pasture grazing presents a higher risk of exposure than dry lot feeding.
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