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Postby snakeman » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:28 pm

Good evening Pat , I've never heard of the stuff you used, was it a shot.my vet told me the shots I used worked the best but I was going by what the vet said and not from experience. I live about 50 miles up I88 from Binghamton going toward Albany.I haven't got a horse trailer any more. what animals do you have now.How much do your bears eat a day. I had two 650 lb bears offered to me but the guy said they ate 50lbs. of dog food a day and at the time I knew I couldn't afford that so they went to adirondack animal land.
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Postby prk22 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:30 pm

Pat- I am sorry to hear of the lose you have experienced recently.

As far as meds go- I always support injections, just because they are def. in the system and body, where as oral and paste medicines don't always give the full and accorate doseage. Though I will say that they are better than nothing.
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Postby pat » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:54 am

John,

Ivomec comes in injectable and paste. but, as patrick said, the injectables are better, but, the paste is better than nothing.

My bears really don't cost a lot to feed (well, considering the size of them)
I feed them some dog food mixed with bread. fruits, snacks.
I buy a truck load of bread and snacks for $6.00. it usually lasts a few months(depending on the time of the year) the fruits I get at a flea market and buy some of it by bulk. it is a lot cheaper that way.

In the winter, their food intake is cut a lot.. there are days they don't get up to eat..
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Postby pat » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:58 am

Patrick,

have you ever heard of Dectomax, that John has mentioned?
Just wondering which would be better.

Do you think if would be ok to give my llamas an injection a few times a year and the paste every month?

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Postby prk22 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:21 pm

Pat,

I have heard of dec. and we use it from time to time. I think it is a matter of preferance and experience with the medicine really. I don't see a problem in interchanging injections with the paste honestly. Like I said before, doing something is better than nothing. In my head, when I get a llama one day, I see myself using injections- but that could all change on the temperment of my llama, or the paste proving to be more effective, or whatever. I say that you go for the option that is best for you and your llamas right now, until you can find a call in vet.

Hope this helps :D
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Postby pat » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:29 am

patrick,

thanks for info.

I have called around for some vets and still no luck :cry:
I would think a vet that treats horses would treat llamas, but, I guess not. :cry:
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Postby prk22 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:38 am

Pat,

I am surprised by that...do they specialize in race horses or something? I would not think of any other reason for the difference in practice :-\
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Postby pat » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:34 am

there is a vet within 6 miles from here that I called.
He specializes in horses only.. I guess farm horses :roll:

I can't even find any vet to treat my mini donkeys.

I called a vet in new castle (not real far from here) and asked if they treat llamas.. they said yes, but, when I told them where I was, they said it is too far :roll:

when I get more time, I have a few more vets to call..

I talked to my vet that use to make house calls and I couldnt' talk him into to coming over to look at my sick llama :cry:

but, I did ask him about my bears, he said he would treat them if needed.
I want to get the male neurtered..
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Postby prk22 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:19 am

Pat,

Please try this, a friend emailed me this contact information...I know nothing about them beyond this:

House Calls Veterinary Service and Animal Hospital
166 McFann Road
Valencia, PA 16059
724-898-7833

I was told they might be able to help.
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Postby pat » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:14 am

Patrick,
thanks for info.
I called and they don't treat lllama. only alpacas :roll:
they also said they are too far to do house calls.

I will keep looking.

Thanks for your effort
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Postby Lasergrl » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:21 pm

um, that is totally bizzare that they will treat alpacas and not llamas :!:
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Postby prk22 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:32 pm

AGREED!!!
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Postby Lasergrl » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:13 pm

maybe they dont want to or arent trained to see either, but alpacas represent alot of $$$$, where llamas are generally of very little value
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Postby flawlesserr » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:24 pm

I just now got around to skimming over this. I'm so sorry Pat. It seems that both llamas somehow got Meningeal Worms...

I've been to the large animal vet's place (she comes by to care for the nine llamas I worked with) She had a llama in her care that had this particular worm... once the animal gets it, it is VERY hard to treat and the treatment is costly and takes a long long time. She had a llama in a sling for many days/weeks caring for it 24/7...

Your best bet is to keep up to date on the worming. It has to be done once a month. We used two dif. types of wormers. One was ivermectin (it is the same as Dectomax) the other was Panacur. All it takes is to miss a dose or be late on giving it for them to get worms... :(

I hope you won't have to go through this again... I wish you the best
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Postby pat » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:40 am

flawlesserr

The Meningeal Worms is what I was thinking too.

what was strange though, is when the first llama got sick, I gave her ivomec, panacur and antibotics.. she did better, but, then a month later, she got sick again. so gave her more of this medicine. but, she didn't make it the second time.


the second llama was sick for about 2 days and then died.

I guess this menigeal worm can affect the llama in different ways..

I will have to make sure my other four are treated more often.

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