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May 12, 2018
1 Head of the Pond Rd
Island Alpaca Co. of Martha's Vineyard
It will be our 10th Year! -- A seminar you won't want to miss.. and just before Springtime birthing season is the best time to prepare!
Island Alpaca Farm will host their full day seminar with Dr. Cheryl DeWitt scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm for a most invaluable hands-on experience for all breeders or soon to be breeders! To view introductory video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxMa8TRnht8
Light breakfast, and full lunch included. One course book provided for each farm. (additional course books available for purchase)
Location and Time: Island Alpaca Farm, 1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs, on the Martha's Vineyard. 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Date will not conflict with North American Alpaca, MAPACA Shows. 10% Hotel discount at The Mansion House-just a two-minute walk from the ferry! We are easily accessible from the Steamship Authority. No need to bring your car. Island Alpaca Farm is just 2-1/2 miles from the ferry. Island Alpaca will shuttle you from the 8:15 am ferry and bus service available by Vineyard Transit from the ferry, bus #1, or by taxi.
To Register: Please visit link to register online or call us!
Refer a friend or another farm: Receive a $25 gift-code to our online Gift-Shop whether you are participating or not.
Biography: Dr. Cheryl DeWitt, DVM is an associate veterinarian at Camelid Veterinary Services. She attended North Carolina State University for graduate studies, then relocated to Ohio to work in camelid medicine. She has also been an active participant in Dr. Stephen Purdy's Nunoa Project in Peru, a program to establish self sustaining programs in the areas of: support for underprivileged children and herding families, veterinary assistance for livestock, and tourism for the Nunoa area.
Class Summary: This clinic will be comprised of a morning lecture with a power-point presentation, to cover female reproduction/breeding; reproductive anatomy and physiology, breeding and pregnancy diagnosis options, gestational development, care of the pregnant dam, normal and abnormal criation and care of the newborn as well as the high-risk cria.
The afternoon will include a "hands-in" "wet-lab" using uterine simulators, will challenge registrants to diagnose the contents of the uterus, discuss a proposed delivery plan, identify and correct dystocias to deliver the cria safely. Emergency training, and a lot of fun!
Island Alpaca Co. is reaching out to our fellow breeders for participating cria-cadavers. If you have or know of anyone with a loss of a cria, Island Alpaca would like to "adopt" them for our clinic. Confidentiality respected. *Please inquire. Thank you!