John Fitzpatrick – a vet in a mixed practice – assisted with the delivery of a young alpaca (cria) in recent days.
Fitzpatrick – who works at Fairgreen Veterinary Centre, Co. Tyrone – posted further information about the case on his Instagram page.
“Cria have very long necks and legs so is a very difficult task when there is a head back or leg down.”
“Alpacas generally unpack themselves without much interaction,” explained John.
“They can actually hang down half-way out for a while and this is normal to allow for fluid to come out of the lungs.” He concluded.
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