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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Our sick Alpaca on her way to recovery? - Hopefully!

One half tube of Succeed twice a day

One half tube of Succeed twice a day

It was the time to put Akianna on the scale again... my eyes glued to the digital numbers hoping that the last digits won't be under 30. She was weighing about 131 pounds before and if she would loose more she would be really going downhill. But no! The numbers on the display showed more than 135 lbs! What a relief. She gained 4 pounds at least. I am feeding her "Succeed" for horses twice a day a half a tube and her cria Apache hasn't found a way to her still very full utter. As long as she is producing milk she will put a lot of energy into it which will drain her too much. In a few weeks the milk production should slowly stop and she should be dried up and then really gain more weight fast! This can take between 2 and 6 weeks.


On the side note Apache is doing fine. he is still with the other group of the females. In the morning hours when I come into the barn he is usually cushed snuggled up with the other cria girl which is over 70 lbs already. He is still much smaller and lighter but he is eating grain and hay like a pro and in just a little while when his back is strong enough he will be able to join the boys and roughhouse with them.
Apache

Apache