Over coming months I plan to draft a virtual book entitled A Brief Guide to Llamas and Llama Husbandry.  As sections are drafted I plan to update through hyperlinks to relevant sections. Originally, my plan had been to encourage collaborative involvement of fellow members of the BLS but given the lack of interest welcome any individual to comment, contribute, etc.

Contents

Introduction – need for good practical guide, guide to buying

Llama Basics  

     Basic Anatomy & Physiology

     Personalities & Temperament

     Uses and Activities – Meat, Guarding, Fleece, Manure, etc.; 

     TypesCcacara, Tampuli, Silkies, Suri, Minis

     Conformation

     Acquiring Stock

          Notes on Import/Export


Paddock Management

    Soil preparation – Drainage, Harrowing, Rolling, Slitting, Sub Soiling

    Herbage - Seed Selection, Seeding, Fertilizing, Cutting/Topping/Hay Making

    Paddock Rotation

    Weed Control

    Fencing & Housing

    Poo collection

Llama Health and Care 

    Hoof Trimming

    Rescue

    Shearing

    Illness and Death

    Feeding and Nutrition Requirements inc. Supplements

    Parasites and their control

Llama Standards, Showing and Judging

    Some initial thoughts on the UK scene

Llama Training 

    Agility, Driving, Therapy, Trekking

Llama Breeding and Reproduction

    Embryo Transfer (part of a presentation file)

Further Information

    Bibliography (in chronological order) For a subject bibliographies click here

    Llamas and the World Wide Web

    Reflections on a Llama Mission to the US

Appendices

   Some useful weblinks