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Breeding and Selling Quaility Huacaya & Suri Alpacas.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Mixed Result Spit offs!!

Now all the cria have arrived we have been concentrating on getting them all pregnant again,  with mixed results.  We had the usual spitting from some, the look!! from others, spitting and kicking and the please get me out of here reaction from the quieter ones.  Thats was the huacaya girls.

And then we had Suri girls, we had a violent spitter, one that actually saw me coming to get her and she jumped the gate to get away!! And one that hasn't even been mating kicking and spitting for England - obviously not reading to get pregnant again just yet?? even though her cria is over 4 weeks old, we will just have to try her again next week.

Then we have Toya, the girl we just don't seem to be able to get three spit offs in a row??  We have never had a problem with her before and she is a definate sitter or spitter so usually makes it quite obvious if she is pregnant.  She had a cria last year, but during the winter got ricketts (even though we had been giving her Ad&E vitamin paste from end of September on a monthly basis - but it appears she had either not been getting enough or not absorbing it)  it also appeared that Toya had very little milk available, so we took over and fed by bottle.  Toya had lost quite a bit of condition, so the Vet took poo and blood samples, but all came back fine.

In March I generally do spit offs with all the girls just to confirm who was or wasnt still pregnant just so we don't sit waiting for a cria when there is no cria there.  Toya sat so it looks like she had absorbed or aborted sometime during the winter probably due to her loss of condition.

The vet recommended we left her for a couple of months and just mad sure she regained her condition, which is what we did.  We first re-mated her at the end of June, all went well and she spat of the following week, then on the second week she sat!!  She was remated, spat off the next week, then the second spit off she sat again!!  We mated her again and she did the same.  I spoke to the vet and he said we would need to take her to the surgery to have an internal scan (which I have got to say I am not too keen on doing, one because she doesnt travel too good and two after having a huge bill waiting to be paided from Dayna & Dexter, I really cant really afford another huge bill on top just at the moment!!) 

So it appears that she is ovulating ok and the male is experienced so the question is??  does anyone have any experience of the same thing??  any advice would be most welcome.



Judi said...

I've read that after 3 tries, it's worth trying a different male as sometimes a match just doesn't work!

Llama Karma said...

We had one the same and recommended by another breeder to give her a drug to clear her out, then antibiotic which flushes the womb out, oxytocin to get her hormones going again, then rebreed. The whole process takes five days. So far our girl is spitting off.
I can e.mail the details if you want them.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Have you tried Recptal, that has worked for us in the past.

Jeff and Sheila said...

Receptal definately worked for us!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Hi, thanks for your comments, do you have to get it from the Vet? he's seems very keen to scan her, and get me to spend more money!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Hi Llama Karma would great if you could email the details, much appreciated. virginiameakin@yahoo.co.uk

Many thanks

Rosemary said...

I am very behind so just catching up!
We had the same thing with Sherbert who is now spitting off so far.
We used what sounds like the same method as Llama Karma - you probably have all the details by now but I can let you know what we did if it helps.
Good Luck!