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What's Popping Up in Your Pastures?

There are so many common poisonous or noxious plants, trees and berries in our region that we have to watch out for around our alpacas. We hear of these over and over: wild cherry, buttercups, red oak, azalea, rhododendron, hemlock, the list go


The Costs & Benefits of Line Breeding Alpacas

Examples From One Herd

In recent years, US alpaca breeders’ continued efforts to produce incremental improvements in alpaca phenotypes, combined with the related and parallel trend of loss of genetic diversity within the closed US alpaca population, has increased interest


Can a Cria’s Immunity Be Predicted By the Dam’s IgG Before Birth?

Can a Cria’s Immunity Be Predicted By the Dam’s IgG Before Birth?
Kim Gleason1, PhD, Lynn Edens2, and Arturo Pena2
1 Dancing Horse Farm, Pemberton, NJ; 2Little Creek Farm, North Salem, NY

That is one question that Kim Gleason and Lynn Edens aske


Do Differences in Maternal Immunoglobulin G Influence Passive Transfer and Subsequent Cria Growth in Alpacas?

We are very proud to announce that the first part of our year-long research study has been accepted for publication in the prestigious scientific veterinary journal, Theriogenology. I was thrilled to have our work recognized by the scientific communi


What Is An Alpaca?

Alpacas are South American camelids, cousins to the larger framed llama and smaller deer-like vicuna. The majority of alpacas come from Chile, Bolivia, and the mountain


One Lucky Day

Witnessing an Alpaca Birth

They say a watched pot never boils. Nothing could be more true when anticipating an alpaca birth. We spend countless hours staring at our pregnant females looking for signs of impending labor, despite the fact that there is no real consistency of w


Challenges Facing Breeders Today

Thank you for your interest in our articles. This article has been submitted to Alpacas Magazine and has been accepted. Please look for us in this spring issue!!!


The Truth About Common Alpaca Myths

The Alpaca Industry Today

There's so much information out there about alpacas and the alpaca industry today that quite often new folks thinking about first time investing in alpacas can become overwhelmed and confused. At Dancing Horse Farm, we're not only involved in agricul