Castration methods and welfare of Alpacas

“Castration methods and welfare of Alpacas” is a new publication detailing a research project funded jointly by the AAA and AgriFutures Australia (previously RIRDC).


The project aimed to validate a standard method of castration for alpacas that could be recommended to either veterinarians or trained alpacas producers, and would be acceptable in welfare terms.  This research will be used to inform recommended amendments to the Veterinary Practice Acts in the States and Territories.

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