Chronic skin diseases in South American camelids

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 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 sources of information that may be useful when dealing with skin diseases alpacas and llamas
  • Outline an approach to skin disease in camelids
  • Provide an overview of selected skin diseases in camelids
  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of chronic 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. However, 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 and in many cases reaching a definitive diagnosis and or effective treatment plan can be challenging. 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 camelids, how you may use appropriate diagnostic tests to establish a diagnosis and to be aware of potential treatment strategies.

This course is suitable for recently graduated vets or any vet with an interest in enhancing their understanding of camelid skin disease.

Why do this course
This course is delivered from the perspective of camelid management in the United Kingdom.  It will help you to build your confidence in approaching these cases, establish a plan of investigation and manage owner expectations in the long term management of chronic cases.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £30 for a 2 hour webinar they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 2 CPD hours. 

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 their learning.

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).


Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology and Pathology
Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol