Over coming months I plan to draft a virtual book entitled A Guide to Llamas and Llama Husbandry. This book does not attempt to duplicate or compete with some of the excellent works already out there, penned by experts in breeding, specialists in veterinary medicine, etc. with far more knowledge and experience than I. However, by bridging what exists on the World Wide Web it aims to provide a comprehensive one-stop shop on llamas and llama husbandry. The draft list below outlines the structure and content.
Evolution and History
Social History with particular reference to the UK
Cultural images of the llama in modern society
Basic Anatomy & Physiology
Uses and Activities – Meat, Guarding, Fleece, Manure, etc.
Types – Argentine, Classic, Tampuli, Silkies, Suri, Minis
inc. Notes on Import/Export
Behaviour and Training
Feeding and Nutrition Requirements inc. Supplements
Hoof Trimming, Shearing, etc.
Illness and Diseases
Parasites and their control
Llama Standards, Showing and Judging
Llama Breeding and Reproduction
Mating, birthing, nursing, weaning, etc.
Bibliography (in chronological order)
Llamas and the World Wide Web