Alpacas

Can Alpacas Come to the Rescue?

Can Alpacas Come to the Rescue?

One year ago   |   Tufts University

Professor Charles Shoemaker is helping investigate if alpaca antibodies can produce better diagnostic agents and antiviral therapeutics for COVID-19.
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A non‐synonymous SNP in exon 3 of the KIT gene is responsible for the classic grey phenotype in alpacas

2 years ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The alpaca classic grey phenotype is of particular interest to the industry. Until now, there were only indirect data suggesting that the KIT gene was involved in the...
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Animal Rights Group Wants USDA to Fine Davis Lab after Alpacasa Deaths

3 years ago   |   Topix

A Davis laboratory has been feeling the wrath of an animal rights group after five of its alpacas died last July. Antibodies Incorporated in Davis said in its report that the...
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25 Animals Rescued from Pennsylvania Ice Cream Shop

3 years ago   |   Animal Legal Defense Fund

Three years ago, the Animal Legal Defense Fund successfully fought to have Ricki the bear relocated to a sanctuary after being held in miserable conditions for 16 years at Jim...
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Animal Corner - Alpacas

3 years ago   |   Animal Safari

Alpacas belong to the camel family. They are native to the mountainous areas of South America such as the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador and northern Chile...
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Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation confirms independent domestications and directional hybridization in South American camelids

4 years ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Investigations of genetic diversity and domestication in South American camelids have relied on autosomal microsatellite and maternally-inherited mitochondrial data. We...
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Clinical Case Challenge: Acute Weakness in an Adult Alpaca

Clinical Case Challenge: Acute Weakness in an Adult Alpaca

4 years ago   |   Tufts University

A two-year-old male alpaca was presented to the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for acute weakness and inability to rise.
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Many sheep like Gwen live a life of pain and misery because of

Many sheep like Gwen live a life of pain and misery because of

4 years ago

Many sheep like Gwen live a life of pain and misery because of the abusive wool industry. Don't support cruelty this season; check clothing tags for wool, cashmere, angora, and...
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Tasmanian authorities investigate alpaca farm after cruelty claims

4 years ago

A Tasmanian animal sanctuary says it has found more than 50 alpacas dead at a property in the state's south-east while rescuing others. Authorities are investigating animal...
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EHV-1: How to Prevent and Manage the Infection on Your Farm

5 years ago   |   5 articles

Equine Herpesvirus type 1 associated myeloencephalopathy (EHM) EHV-1 is a common viral infection worldwide that is mostly spread by reactivation of virus in non-symptomatic...
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