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Here are some of the articles I wrote from 2005 to 2006 the area of reproduction in alpacas. Please feel free to use as a reference. If you find my articles translated in German, French or even Spanish, I did not authorise these translations, so I am not responsable for the content in these languages.

Reyna, J (2005). Alpaca Breeding in Peru and Perspectives for the Future. New Zealand Alpaca Association Magazine. Vol 2, April. 18-21.

Reyna, J (2005). The Origin and Evolution of South American Camelids. New Zealand Alpaca Association Magazine. Vol 3, July. 25-29.

Reyna, J (2005) Articificial Insemination in Alpacas. New Zealand Alpaca Association Magazine. Vol 4, Dec. 14-22.

Reyna, j (2006). Alpaca Female Reproductive Physiology. The Camelid Quarterly Magazine, Canada. Vol 1, March. 1-7.

Reyna, J (2006). Exploration and Visualisation of Ovarian Structures in Alpacas by Transrectal Ultrasound. New Zealand Alpaca Association Magazine. Vol 3, Aug. 39-50.

Reyna, J (2006). Herd Evaluation. Is Your Farm Ready for an ET Program? The Camelid Quarterly Magazine, Canada. Vol 3, Sep. 47-48.

Reyna, J (2006). Embryo transfer in alpacas glossary. World Alpacas Magazine (UK). October Autumn Issue. 54-55.

Reyna, J (2006). Facts about embryo transfer in alpacas. The Camelid Quarterly (Canada), Vol 5, No 3. 49-56.

Reyna, J (2006). Embryo Transfer in South American Camelids. The Camelid Quarterly (Canada), Vol 5, No 4. 79-93.

The author wishes to thank the following magazines: Australia Alpacas, New Zealand Alpacas , The Camelid Quarterly (Canada), World Alpacas (U.K) and AgroNoticias (Peru) for permission to reproduce these papers. Special thanks to Peter Krockenberger for editorial assistance.

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Sperm Analysis

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Artificial Insemination

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Embryo Transfer

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Nutrition & Reproduction

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