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prestonspac

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Posted - 08/17/2009 :  08:21:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit prestonspac's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all....just wondering if alpacas can get Lyme's disease? If so, can it be diagnosed with the SNAP test used in other species? And, what would symptoms be? We have a female here who is lame but it is hard to describe---best to say "just ain't right". Her fecal is clean and the vet will be out to check her later today. Thanks for any help!
June

Prestons Alpacas
Worcester NY, 12197
607-397-8051
http://www.alpacanation.com/farmsandbreeders/03_viewfarm.asp?name=13490

klay.k

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Posted - 08/17/2009 :  08:35:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit klay.k's Homepage  Reply with Quote
June, You say she's lame but how is she walking exactly. Front feet/foot or back, limping or dragging? Dragging even slightly?

Is she off feed?

I don't know if I'd suspect lymes first. Kathy

Kathy & Earl Klay
Jefferson Laurel Farm
8181 Havens Road
Blacklick, Ohio 43004
HM (614) 855-9194
CELL (614) 439-6619
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