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littlewing

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Posted - 07/27/2013 :  8:53:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately, two picornaviruses {FMD} have been found in the US. One in a camel in a zoological collection and the others were aborted llama fetuses also here in the US. The research because of the severity of the potential livestock loss is ongoing...there is some concern that the picornavirus and equine rhinitus type A are indistinguishable from one another, complicating their efforts.

Amanda Schwab
Little Wing Farm
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littlewing

151 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2013 :  8:58:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The farm in WA had Vesicular Stomatis which is why she was quarantined. However, her vet called it Orf so a misnomer. I think both should be reported and quarantined.

Amanda Schwab
Little Wing Farm
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Christiane

2830 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2013 :  7:13:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our bottle baby is back to normal, taking 7oz each time and sometime more.

Christiane Rudolf
Tanglewood Farm
19741 Victory Lane
Fayetteville, Ohio 45118
(513) 875-2533
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mitchellj

33 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2013 :  8:18:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Christine it is always wonderful to hear a happening story! Congrats to all that knew what to do and how quickly everyone reacted. So from what you are saying you could have a future herdsire on your hands. I hope to meet you at one of the Ohio Alpaca Shows, you sound like a very caring farm owner! congrats again!

Joy Mitchell
M-R Alpacas Ranch Inc
Wakeman, OH
440-759-9544
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Christiane

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Posted - 07/30/2013 :  07:52:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just got the message from my co-owner, the bottle baby has gained back the lost weight and is doing great.
Celebration going on here, and yes, he is most definitely herd sire quality. We will be showing him as soon as he is old enough.

Christiane Rudolf
Tanglewood Farm
19741 Victory Lane
Fayetteville, Ohio 45118
(513) 875-2533
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Christiane

2830 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2013 :  4:30:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our bottle baby is having issues again. He developed a temp and when the vet was consulted, it turns out he has those ulcers in his throat again. Could he be allergic to the milk? He is on antibiotics and sulcrafate again and temp is back to normal. We have eliminated all other suspected causes, and are stumped. Anyone ever have a problem like that? He did take his normal supply of formula( 1/3rd whole milk, 1/3rds goats milk and 1/3rd half and half) again and has gained. He is up to 39 pounds, but we have not been able to figure out what his problem could be.

Christiane Rudolf
Tanglewood Farm
19741 Victory Lane
Fayetteville, Ohio 45118
(513) 875-2533
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mitchellj

33 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2013 :  9:58:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Christine have not seen any updates on your little guy, how is he?

Joy Mitchell
M-R Alpacas Ranch Inc.
Wakeman, OH
440-759-9544
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Christiane

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Posted - 09/10/2013 :  11:30:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our little boy is back at OSU. He is having pooping issues now, seems to strain, and OSU thinks he may have an obstruction. They are trying to get the poop moving, and we will see if that works. If not, they may have to do surgery. They took an x-ray and saw something, but aren't sure what. but are hoping what they are doing now will get it moving to avoid surgery.

Christiane Rudolf
Tanglewood Farm
19741 Victory Lane
Fayetteville, Ohio 45118
(513) 875-2533
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Christiane

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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  5:32:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good news today. Our boy is doing better, and will come home on Friday. Hope this is the last stay at OSU for him. They put some oil into his formula and are only giving him goats milk with that. They suggest that he be weaned early . He is gaining weight and will soon be at a weight where that can be done.

Christiane Rudolf
Tanglewood Farm
19741 Victory Lane
Fayetteville, Ohio 45118
(513) 875-2533
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ard

1844 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2013 :  7:27:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's good news, Christiane. I prefer goat's milk for at least the first month with the bottle babies.

Robin Alpert
Alpacas 'R Diamonds
15163 W 323rd
Paola, KS 66071
913-849-3738
www.alpacanation.com/alpacasrdiamonds.asp
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