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a down llama question

Postby pat » Sun May 13, 2007 10:16 am

sometimes, I see my young male llama on his side, as though he was sick.. but, as soon as I give him a shove to help him up, he gets up and walks or runs away as they he was completely normal.. I am giving him and the other ivomec.

he has been doing this for the couple months. overall, he don't seem sick. he is eating fine. Could it be some type of equalibriam problem?

any ideas?

I don't think he has a parisite problem. if he did, he would not be as healthy as he is now. well, he seems to be anyway.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun May 13, 2007 1:58 pm

Our llamas always spent some time laying down even sprawled out on their side and were fine. Sometimes they are just relaxing.
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Postby flawlesserr » Mon May 14, 2007 1:19 am

When it's hot outside, llamas will tend to lie down. Quite a few of the ones I work with will lie with their feet sticking straight up in the air.
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Postby pat » Mon May 14, 2007 7:50 am

I know what everyone is talking about, I have seen my other llamas lay on their side and even stretched out. a couple times, I would walk up to them to see if they were ok, then they would get up.

but, Louie (white male) lays on his side and cannot get up on his own. Hubby has to get him up. once he gets up, he is ok. seems many times, he was down on a bit of a slant,but, there were times when the ground was level.

I know he is definately not laying on his side like the other llamas do..

The first time I seen him do this, I am not sure how long he was down, I come home I seen him, we had a very hard time getting him up, when we finally did, he was very shakey on his legs, would run, but, kind of stager.
we finally got him in his house and locked him in their for about a week or so. treated him with ivomec.
After we left him out again, he seemed better, but, will still go down and would stay there until hubby or me would get him back up again..

At first I thought it was the same problem I had with the two females that died last year. but, overall, he seemed healthy, except for when he drops :?:

I am confused. I need to find a vet..
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