• Valley Fever in Camelids

    Aug 26th, 2015

    What is Valley Fever and how does a camelid contract it? Valley Fever is a disease primarily found in the lungs and is medically referred to as coccidioidomycosis. It's caused by a fungus Coccidioides sp., and its fungal spores are typically dormant...

  • Heat Stress in Camelids

    Aug 26th, 2015

    Heat stress (hyperthermia) is a big concern in Arizona, most especially in Phoenix's Valley of the Sun. Before I discuss how heat stress is treated, I'd like to address some of the ways to prevent heat stress. Preventing Heat Stress First and forem...

  • Aberrant Behavior Syndrome

    Aug 26th, 2015

    Aberrant Behavior Syndrome (ABS), also commonly referred to as berserk llama syndrome or berserk male syndrome (as it is more pronounced in males) is a psychological condition suffered by human-raised llamas that can cause them to exhibit dangerously...