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Alpacas of El Dorado

WE CREATE OUR TOMORROWS BY WHAT WE DREAM TODAY

Scott and Laurie Findlay
4535 Boo Bear LaneSomerset, CA 95684
530-642-8082 (Ranch)
650-303-6400 (Laurie), 650-922-3784 (Scott)
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What's in your Wallet?

Have you ever wondered where your dollar goes in a show?

Have you ever wondered where your money goes when you enter an alpaca show? I have to admit I never did until I became a board member of CALPACA. We are tasked with making sure our shows come in or are under budget. And what a task that is.

These days it seems with people looking at tightening their budgets the entries are dwindling. So let me take you through a rundown of where your money goes when you send in those entry fees.

How about being a “Sponsor”? Depending on how many alpacas ... Full article >

History and Procedures of a Male with Urinary Stones

Emergency! Male not able to Pee

Pistol is a 2.8 year old male huacaya who weighs 145 lbs.

On 6/5/11 I noticed Pistol was standing in the dung pile trying to pee with only drops of blood coming out.
In the past when one of our alpacas displayed this behavior we would try in vain to get him to pee by doing the following. Unfortunately the outcome had not been good and we had to euthanize the male. But we wanted to try.

Pistol received as follows on the 1st day of discovery:
6/5/11 - 3cc's of Exceed SQ, 8,000mg of Vita... Full article >

Helpful Hints for the Birthing Season

What do you mean I have 7 cria due in the next 2 weeks!

HELPFUL HINTS FOR THE BIRTHING SEASON


THINGS TO HAVE ON HAND IN ADDITION TO YOUR CRIA KIT

Box of Plastic Exam Gloves
Novascan Liquid
Vitamin B Complex
Aspirator, Newborn Size
Extra Towels
Extra Sheets
Twice as many cria coats
Hair Dryer
Extension Cords
Radiant Heat
Alpaca Pen set up with food and water
Dr. Pollards Lactating Herb Stimulator
Cell Phone
Vet’s #’s
Neighbor’s Phone #’s
Wristwatch
Clear Karo Syrup
Extra Film Canisters
2 Gallon Freezer Zip Lock Bags

These ... Full article >