Llama Farm Vet Services





Llama Farm Vet Services 

 

Hobby Farm Llamas

Llamas are becoming increasingly popular pets due to their gentle disposition, even temperament and relatively low maintenance care requirements. They are intelligent, clean and friendly. And for all of reasons, they are a welcome and natural addition to any hobby farm. Despite their relatively easygoing needs, llamas still require a very specific schedule when it comes to vaccinations, de-worming, blood tests and health certifications. Our qualified veterinarians can help you keep your llama’s health on track and show you how to keep complete health records, essential requirements of ownership of this genial camelid.


Routine and Preventative care

Vaccinations, routine blood tests, deworming, dental care, hoof trimming, and nutritional evaluations are some of the regular care requirements of your llama. Our veterinarians provide specialized and thorough preventative care, which is by far the best way to prevent illness and disease in your llamas. We also work to set you up with the information that you need to rear healthy and happy llamas.


Annual Heard Health Exams

Annual herd health exams are crucial to the management of llama herd health. This is when our veterinarians get a chance to take look at the flock and evaluate the basic health of your llamas including coat and hoof quality, weights and to look for signs of disease or parasitism. We also evaluate nutrition, housing, deworming, and any indications that the herd is not thriving in order to prevent disease.


Treatment of Disease and Illness

Llamas are hardy animals, but even so, they can be susceptible to many of the same diseases as cattle and sheep. The most notable diseases which infects llamas are enterotoxemia or “overeating disease”, tuberculosis, Johne’s disease, anthrax, malignant edema, tetanus and both internal and external parasites. Many of these can be avoided with proper preventative care, which makes it even more important to have a veterinarian involved in your regular care. However, even with the best of prevention, things happen, and we are here to diagnose and treat any ailments that impact your llama.


Reproduction

As with all the other hobby farm animals, we work to support your llama herd’s needs through the various stages of reproduction including examination, preparation, maternity care, parturition and postpartum. We also provide complete cria medical support to ensure the success of the next generation of your herd.


Mobile Lab

For larger animals and situations where bringing the animal into the clinic is too difficult, we are proud to offer a mobile lab that can come to your farm. Fully equipped, the mobile lab is able to handle your llama or herd’s needs.

Below are some pictures of Dr. Gordon McDonald using the lab at one of the local farms.

For more information on how we at Langley Animal Clinic can support the health of your llama herd, please give us a call or book an appointment with one of our specialized veterinarians today.