Alpaca Reproduction

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nutrition and reproduction

Nutrition is key to animal production and has been studied extensively in the rest of the domestic species, but little in the SAC. Most of the experiments in the nutrition of SAC, like fattening of animals, studies of the energetic requirements of different physiological states and studies in nutrition and its interaction with reproduction, have been done in Peru. Regrettably none of these publications are available for the scientific community, which is why we are building a library in this area. We are currently negotiating with Peruvian consultants to design strategic nutrition plans for several physiological states like weaning, growing, maintenance, pregnancy, sperm production, etc. in the nutrition of alpacas.

alpaca sperm analysis

Sperm Analysis

In the case of alpacas there are no established parameters to evaluate sperm quality. Our laboratory is compiling the latest research from Peru and also doing private research in order to standardise a test to assess sperm quality in alpacas ... more

sperm collection with mannequin in alpacas

Artificial Insemination

Current limitations of AI include the lack of a reliable technique to collect sperm due to the long duration of copulation, the unique mucoid characteristic of the sperm, the low concentration and motility of the spermatozoa, and the lack of techniques to store sperm in chilled or frozen form ... more

alpaca embryos

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is one step in the process of removing one or more embryos from the reproductive tract of donor females (valuable females) and transferring them to one or more recipient females (low value females) ... more

alpaca nutrition

Nutrition & Reproduction

Nutrition and its interaction with reproduction is key to animal production and has been studied extensively in the rest of the domestic species, but little in the SAC ... more

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