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Monday, July 20, 2020

Additional Site! We are Expanding!

I know it looks like we've been absent for awhile, but nothing could be farther from the truth!
We are super busy keeping up with social media-namely our Facebook page. Please follow us on Fb for current farm events, pictures and ramblings!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW : BioSponge

Great, great product. A must to have on hand for every owner/breeder. It is a biological mixture in paste form to treat diarrhea of unknown cause. Great to give to quickly clear up diarrhea until you can get a vet out to diagnose the problem.
Can be purchased online from numerous retailers.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW : The Ultimate Skin Therapy

The name is decieving, Bug Check Field Formula, but this feed supplement is a great way to treat & heal a wide variety of skin issues naturally. We were first turned on to this product at the FEI World Equestrian Games several years ago. Can be dosed for horses, alpacas, dogs, cats, ect. It takes a little time to build up in the system & promote new healthy skin growth but once it kicks in, the results are impressive. At around 25$ per bag, a worthwhile investment & easy management fix for skin problems.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dancing Horse Farm Embryo Transfer!

8 day old alpaca embryo

8 day old alpaca embryo

When the Alpaca Owners Association approved registrations of cria born from embryo transfer this past December, we knew we would jump right in. With our partners at Little Creek Farm, we began lining up embryo donors & recipients.

With very little adjustments to our techniques, we were able to quickly recover embryos in my alpaca research laboratory at Little Creek Farm.

To our knowledge, we are amongst a small elite group of breeders in the country to demonstrate successful embryo flush from alpacas to date!
Arturo Peno & I searching

Arturo Peno & I searching

Happy after success!

Happy after success!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vetericyn VF

This is a great product we discovered through our local vet. THIS IS THE VETERINARY FORMULA- not the same as the Vetericyn found at Tractor Supply, WalMart or pet stores. The veterinary formula has twice the concentration of active ingredients, thus more powerful & works faster. Dont waste money on the other stuff; if it doesnt say " VF" on the label it is not.
Vetericyn VF is a wound care spray that works extremely well on all types of cuts, abrasions, scrapes. We use it on our horses and alpacas. You can only buy it online from veterinary supply sites like, valleyvet, but does not require a prescription. 16 oz spray bottle is around $30-40.00.

Monday, January 30, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Equine Full Bucket Probiotic

This is a product that our equine Internist recommended a few years ago to treat an outbreak of cria diarrhea in our maternity ward. I was skeptical at first, but after trying course of Naxcel on a couple of cria with no results, out of desperation I tried it. How could a probiotic help diarrhea? WOW, is all I can say. This is no typical probiotic. The usual probiotic most alpaca owners use is Probios, which contains lactobacillus spp of bacteria to help with digestion.

Equine Full Bucket works in a totally different way. It contains saccharomyces spp, which is a yeast. S. boulardii is a yeast that acts as a magnet for E. Coli, a bacteria that in high numbers can cause diarrhea. As the yeast passes thru the digestive tract, it grabs E. Coli, & clears it out, passing it out in feces.

Therefore, with this product, you are engaging in biological warfare- using good bugs to fight bad bugs It works. I would caution: this can be used instead of overusing antibiotics in cases of acute diarrhea WITHOUT FEVER. If cria has fever, is lethargic, not eating, ect call a vet immediately!

Friday, January 20, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Adjustable Rake

I really love this one. This is such a great tool, I regret not inventing it myself! It is a collapsing adjustable aluminum rake. We have a couple in the barns & they are just perfect space savers. The rake head completely folds together for easy storage- we hang our tools on wall clips. Then when you use, you can slide it open partially or completely out depending on the need. Fairly sturdy light weight metal (aluminum), lasts.

These can be purchased from many places including Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot normally under 20$

Friday, January 20, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Hotwire Clips For Vinyl Fence

This could be one of the greatest products we have ever come across. An inexpensive plastic clip that slips over vinyl fence to hold hotwire or electric ribbon. These clips are virtually invisible with white vinyl fence, are durable, & WORK. We have acres of white vinyl around alpacas & destructive naughty horses. These clips have saved us thousands of dollars in potentially broken, damaged fence by the antics of bored animals. They are easily removeable & therefore save wear n tare or drilling into your fences.
We highly recommend. They can be purchased online directly from the company, Easy Snap, for 1.75 each.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Automatic Feeders

This is an interesting product I think has value, in particular to those of us who work off the farm & really need time efficiency. These are automatic feeders with timers & ration control. They are wall mounted above your feedtroughs & can be set to dump as much feed as you want from a handful to a whole trough full. Great device if competition is an issue because it can be programmed to dump small portions throughout the day. Alpacas quickly learn to listen for the grain to fall out & go inside to feed. We have a client who travels all over for work & swears by them.

They are pricey at a few hundred dollars each, but ease anxiety if you work shiftwork, or are running late at work. I would say the limitations beside cost is that you really cant single feed an animal ( unless it is stalled with an automatic feeder), and I wouldnt recommend for creeps because choke is common in youngsters learning to eat grain. Otherwise a neat product.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Electric Cord Protectors

This is a great product we feel every farm should have. This gadget encases connections between extension cords & utility devices or other cords & protects from water. The cord connections are kept dry inside the capsules & therefore do not short out in the rain or winter weather. I cant tell you how many we have around. They can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot, or ebay. Each protector is under 10$