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Lowton Farm
Devon, England

The Essential Alpaca Library

South West Alpacas
Lowton Farm,
England, UK

Tel: 01647-252038


Llamas and Alpacas:
A Guide to Management

This new book is by far the best available for people starting out with Alpacas. It is written by one of the most experienced vets in the UK, who also has many years' experience in building up her own herd.

Extensively illustrated, it covers just about every aspect of camelid husbandry, management and breeding, in a clear and informative manner

Oh - and did I mention - it's one of the cheapest books available on the subject?

  Caring for Llamas and Alpacas

Medicine and Surgery of
South American Camelids


Medicine and Surgery
of South American Camelids

The "Blue Bible" for the care and management of Camelids, covering every possible problem comprehensively and in depth
. Medical conditions and treatments covered in particular detail, but also breeding, nutrition and conformation problems too.

Every vet should have one - but if your local practice hasn't invested in a copy, then show him yours! It could save your Alpacas life.

The bad news is - it's VERY expensive . . .



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  last updated August 27, 2008
SouthWest Alpacas is an independent UK alpaca breeder, based in Devon, south west England, UK. We took up alpaca breeding for their wonderful fleece, not to mention their calm temperament, and the simplicity of farming alpacas. Their luxurious natural fibre is light, strong, soft & warm, and it comes in 22 natural colours, from a true rich black, through chocolate brown and russet, as well as various shades of grey, honey and fawn, to a light champagne and finally pure white. It also holds dye very well, which makes alpaca fibre ideal for organic or hypoallergenic clothing & fashion, from hats to gloves, jumpers & scarves or scarfs. Alpaca fibre is an untreated natural fabric, making it ideal for people with allergies & sensitive skin. Our website offers a wealth of information on alpaca breeding, alpaca fleeces & alpaca yarns. We also offer links for information on luxury knitwear - designer knitwear - alpaca clothing & knitwear - as well as alpaca fur toy animals.