Camelids - Caring for Alpacas & Llamas

Larkmead Farm Vets have considerable experience with these species. We provide outstanding veterinary services to a number of well-established, high-quality alpaca and llama farms, as well as pet owners. Many of the problems we see are a result of common, often preventable disorders.

Contact our farm vets



  • Camelid health plan visit
  • Vaccinations
  • Worm control strategies
  • Ectoparasite treatment including mange
  • Castration
  • Dentistry
  • Reproduction and breeding advice
  • Care of the new born and growing cria including plasma transfusions
  • Sick or injured animals
  • We regularly do a plasma syndicate to collect blood for plasma storage
  • Blood transfusions
  • Faecal testing
  • Pregnancy diagnosis scanning
  • Fracture repair
  • Tooth root abscess debridement

Our farm vets also offer export certification and Health certification for sales, as well as on-site common procedures and a variety of camelid care training sessions.

We run a variety of training sessions for camelid owners and breeders, which include topics such as:

  • Basic handling
  • General healthcare
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Reproduction and pregnancy
  • Care of the newborn cria
  • Parasite management
  • Injection technique
  • Body condition scoring
  • Signs to look out for in a sick animal


If you would like to learn more about our services, then please call our Large Animal office on 01491 651479.


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