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alpaca

a ruminant of the animal family of Camelidae. It is similar to but smaller than the llama and the vicuña and guanaco. It is raised commercially in South America for its wool.
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Estudios realizados en P multocida de alpacas se basan principalmente en la deteccion e identificacion microbiologica; sin embargo, no existe informacion acerca de la diversidad de las cepas que pueden afectar a un grupo de animales susceptibles.
We realised we needed animals to help maintain the land and after considering the usual cows and sheep, we settled on alpacas.
Dianne opened Little Hamlet Alpacas Rescue Centre in Gwennap Pit, Cornwall, in 2008 after losing half her own herd to Bovine TB.
The woolly creatures will be brought by Debbie and Paul Rippon, of Barnacre Alpacas, from their hill farm near Otterburn in Northumberland.
Alpacas are descendants of the camel and cousins of the llama.
We obtained 3 adult female alpacas (Vicugna pacos) from a commercial supplier in Victoria, Australia, and housed them in the Biosafety Level 3 containment facility at the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory.
But they found what they were looking for at the Usk Show in 2003, when they saw alpacas and fell in love with the llama-like animals.
Around 80 male and female alpacas from Ridge End Farm, at Falstone, are being sold at auction following the decision of Judith and Jonathan Russell to leave the industry.
e event saw more than 400 alpacas take part in the halter classes judged by Australia's Peter Kennedy and America's Wade Gease.
As of early July, all of the alpacas had been placed with new owners, except for two that will become part of the university's herd.
La mayor mortalidad en alpacas se da en la etapa postnatal, siendo los procesos cardiovasculares uno de los mas importantes.
They hope to use the alpacas to produce wool and to breed.