Monday, October 25, 2021
Sawdust’s Holly was born on May 29, 2021 at 7 P.M. She weighed 14.3 ponds at birth. (Alpaca Mom’s usually have their cria (baby) between 9 A.M and 2 P.M. In the high Andes mountains this gives the cria a chance for the fiber to dry. Unlike other animals, alpaca moms are not able to dry their cria off so they have to dry naturally). We soon discovered that Miss Holly had some serious medical issues – in a horse it is called Dummy Foal Syndrome (you will have to look that up). Since it was Memorial Day weekend, no vets were available. We were advised to take her to UC Davis Veterinary School in Davis, CA. That is a 6 to 7 hour drive from here. We were concerned she would not survive that trip.
After a plasma transfer, antibiotic IV, treatments for the Dummy Foal Syndrome, bottle feeding, etc. she is now at 43 pounds, nursing from Mom and is doing great.
Holly’s mom is TP Jubilee’s Euphoria (ARI # 32547375) and her sire is Sawdust’s Zaire (ARI #35222392) who is an Snowmass Elite Legend son.