This book provides a basic introduction and scientific background to aspects of llama behaviour, llama husbandry, llama anatomical structures and physiological systems, explaining briefly their purpose, congenital and non-inherited problems that can arise, their clinical symptoms, preventions and treatments to help overcome them. Whilst it does aim to help overcome the usually well intentioned but often biased, conflicting or ill informed myth and conjecture offered verbally or circulated and via unscrutinised social media it does not attempt to compete or go into as much details on any topic as do, for example, the excellent texts by Marty McGee Bennet on llama behaviour and training; D. E. Anderson, C. Cebra, M. E. Fowler and L. Johnson on camelid medicine  on which I have drawn heavily in parts but provide just sufficient information for the llama keeper to get a grasp of the fundamental concepts without feeling blinded by science or overhaud by detail. 

The volume does make a unique contribution in pointing the user to up-to-date sources of additional and further information pulled from a diverse range of sources printed and via the internet.

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Preface

Contents

Glossary of Terms

Chapter 1 Introduction

Part One - Llama Behaviour

1.1  Social

1.2 Physical

1. 3 Reproductive

1.4 Training

1.5  Sources of and Additional Information

Part Two - Llama Husbandry inc. Health Care

2.1 Bio Security

2.2 Acquiring Stock

2.3 Paddock Management

2.4 Handling/Restraint

2.5 Castration

2.6 Health Care

2.6 1 Assessment

2.7 Nutrition

2.8 Breeding and Birthing

 2.9 Sources of and Additional Information

Part Three - Anatomical Structures and Physiological Systems inc.  Conformation, Health Problems - Clinical Signs, Prevention and Treatments

3.1 Muscular Skeletal  system and Conformation

3.2 Cardiovascular/Respiratory system

3.3 Digestive system

3.4 Endocrine system

3.5 Hematic and Lymphatic system

3.6 Integumentary system

3.7 Nervous and Sensory system

3.8 Reproductive system

3.9 Urinary system

Part Four  - Llama Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic and Viral Diseases and Poisioning

4.1 Diseases ,  Infections and Immunity

            4.1.1 Bacterial

             4.1.2 Fungal

             4.1.3 Viral

            4.1.4 Parasitic

 4.2 Poisioning

4.3 Sources of and Additional Information

Index

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