New Alpacas of Oklahoma Board members

We want to welcome back John Robinson our new Board president and welcome Shelia Robinson as our new Board Vice president. We also want to thank Steve Hull and Teresa Dacus for serving on the board.

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Dues are do

Remember all that Yearly contribution to the education of all of us is due at the start of the year. 75.00 dollars a year is a small price to pay for the benefits we are receiving.

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Wings

Check out the pictures from our Wings Event 10-10 2015

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AOK Blastoff Nov 10-12 2017

The Blast-off will be held at the The Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma on November 10th thru the 12th 2017. Go to www.alpacablastoff.com for more information or to sign up for this years show.

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AOK Member Benefits

Annual Dues: (includes one show) $75.00

Annual AOK BlastOff Show Benefits
•Discounted Stall Prices
•Member Farm/Ranch marketing flyer distribution in Show Handout Bag (member farm/ranch provides own marketing copies)

Alpacas of Oklahoma Web Site Benefits
•AOK website Member Listing with link to personal farm/ranch web site
•Member Only Access
•Potential Member farm/ranch online marketing & advertising

Alpacas of Oklahoma Education Benefits
•Discounts on AOK education seminars
•Access to national AOA initiatives and reports
*A meal with every General Meeting

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Mycomplasma Haemolamae in Alpacas

Mycomplasma Haemolamae in Alpacas
September 06, 2011
By: Internet Sources-Owning-Alpacas.com and Mike Six
Mycomplasma Haemolamae in Alpacas
Saving Your Alpacas’ Life

Saving your alpacas’ life from one of the known alpaca diseases that you may not have heard of, but should be aware of, is Mycomplasma Haemolamae (MH). It is a Silent Killer! Continue reading

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Paralysis + B Vitamin Problems

Here is one I learned the hard way. Always keep some B-complex on hand, and do NOT keep it in the refrigerator.  B-complex should be kept at room temperature, or it will be ruined.

Last year I had an alpaca go down.  We could find nothing wrong with her.  After a quick call Continue reading

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Bovine Ecolizer & Cria

  Always keep Bovine Ecolizer +C on hand when you have cria due.  When a cria is born it must be given to them in the first 2-3 hours after birth.  This is important to help  prevent ecoli disease.

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Basic Alpaca Care for Beginners

Basic Alpaca Care for Beginners – Quick and Dirty ‘Paca Care’

by Jo Overbey
Rock Chimney Farm Alpacas

Physical Plant

Let’s begin with a discussion of the perimeter fence, as it is of primary importance. An alpaca’s only means of self-protection is to flee and we take that away from them by enclosing them in small spaces. Thus, a perimeter fence, which provides adequate protection from predators, is a basic requirement. Generally, the perimeter fence is of woven wire (2×4 or no-climb is preferred) Continue reading

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On-Farm Emergency Treatment of Alpacas

On-Farm Emergency Treatment of Alpacas

by David E Anderson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
International Camelid Institute
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University

Unfortunately, emergencies occasionally occur on the farm. The successful resolution of any emergency depends upon our ability to recognize and effectively deal with the crisis. The typical “on-farm” emergencies include soft tissue injuries, choke, obstruction of breathing in new borns, and birthing difficulties. Continue reading

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