First it was a vitamin D injection into the hind muscle area, they need the Vit D every 8 weeks through winter because of our short days, Martin holds them and I do the deed, then its getting the Liver Fluke treatment squirted into there mouth, this is given as a preventive to Liver Fluke, as the land has previously been grazed by sheep and cattle. This is given to them annually, they have a worm treatment June/July time.
While we have hold of them we can trim there feet, white Alpacas nails grow a lot faster than dark ones, if trimming isn't done every few months, the nails will grow round and corkscrew, in the wild they are on rocky ground and it helps keep there nails in check, I am hoping with a concrete floor in the shelter it will help a bit with the nails, the boys nails are in bad shape, when we got them 3 years ago this month, there nails had started to corkscrew and no matter how much we trim them they will never come back straight. A body score is done while we are handling them, they all seem in good shape, which we need to get them through the winter.
Once they were all done they were let out, I couldn't get photos of there feet as it is a two person job, I must try setting up a video next time. It was great having a roomy dry area to deal with the Alpacas, no slipping around in the mud.
We spent a bit of time discussing and pacing out were to build a new goat house, we are going for the same type of building but will be changing it to suit the goats needs.