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.