Rickets – The Silent Killer By Elizabeth Paul. Not often recognised as a possible cause of illness in adult alpacas, this book describes the condition, its signs, symptoms and effects. Alpacas appear to be highly susceptible to Insufficient levels of vitamin D3 linked with low serum phosphate which can lead to lameness, crooked legs and ill thrift in adults as well as cria, which can be easily remedied if recognised. Elizabeth is an Australian alpaca breeder and biologist.
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