Common diseases in alpacas – case management (individual and herd), therapeutics and prevention

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
  • Alpaca medicine (individual and herd) case based approach.
  • Common case presentations such as poor body condition, dullness and recumbency.
  • These cases will cover parasites, dental disease, infectious diseases, anaemia and the acute abdomen.
  • Therapeutics to include use of de-wormers, antibiotics and analgesics.
  • Development of herd health plans and prevention strategies.
  • Interpretation of haematology and biochemistry
About this course

Would you like to enhance your confidence in dealing with alpacas?

Alpaca numbers are continuing to increase in the UK, both as pets and in larger commercial enterprises. Owner expectations are increasing as more is known about these animals and appropriate methods of diagnosis and treatment are becoming more available.

This webinar aims to help clinicians develop a logical approach to working up common case presentations in alpacas and determine an appropriate therapeutic plan and forward prevention strategy both for the individual animal and the herd.

Why do this course?
To ensure you have current up to date knowledge on alpacas and current common conditions seen in the UK and feel confident to determine appropriate diagnostic testing at an individual and herd level and implement treatment and prevention plans.

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 £35 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).


Lecturer in Large Animal and Production Animal Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College