South American camelids and their skin diseases – a UK perspective

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Highlight some sources of information that may be useful when dealing with skin diseases alpacas and llamas
  • Outline the main presenting signs of skin disease in livestock
  • Provide an overview of selected skin diseases in camelids
  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of skin disease
About this course

Would you like to be more confident in your approach to a definitive diagnosis and/or effective treatment plan of camelid skin disease?

South American camelids, such as alpacas and llamas, are small in number as a national herd. They belong to highly motivated owners who are keen to promote their health and welfare. Such animals seem to be prone to chronic skin disease; in many cases reaching a definitive diagnosis and or effective treatment plan can be challenging.

Chronic skin conditions are well recognised in alpacas and llamas. A variety of parasitic and microbial factors, amongst others, may be involved. This course aims to help you be aware of some of the causes of skin disease of alpacas; how you may use appropriate diagnostic tests to establish a diagnosis; to be aware of potential treatment strategies.

Why do this course
If you are seeing alpacas in general practice then you will be seeing skin disease cases. This course will help you to build your confidence in approaching these cases. This course will help you to establish a plan of investigation and to manage owner expectations in the long term management of chronic cases.

Our extensive library of recorded webinars are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice and without leaving home. Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance learning. Participants will receive an electronic copy of the slides to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).

Please note: Our anytime Recorded Webinars and Recorded Webinar Plus CPD are regularly reviewed to ensure they are still providing the most up-to-date information. Please therefore activate the webinar within 3 months of purchase as we cannot guarantee availability after this time period. Any recorded webinars that are removed from sale during the 3 month time period we will offer a free replacement.


Aiden Foster, MRCVS PhD DipACVD FHEA
Honorary Senior Lecturer
University of Bristol