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- Evacuation Planning
If you're in the path of Mother Nature's occasional wrath, this is priceless info!
- Rescue Stories, I
Tales of SWLR rescue llamas, the happy endings
- Rescue Stories, II
The not-so-happy side of llama rescue
- Diary of a Determined Duo... Luce & L'illette
The story of Luce, who lost his nose in a dog attack (by Cathy Spalding of
Gentle Spirit Llamas)
- Persevering Through the Losses
After a series of llama misfortunes, we wonder if we are doing more harm than good.
How to accustom a llama to your touch or to prepare for wearing a pack.
- Training the ABS "Berserker"
The techniques and tips used by SWLR and SELR llama rehabilitators to save the lives of llamas deemed "berserk" and destined for Euthanasia.
- Make an Outdoor Mineral Feeder (SELR~Reprinted by permission)
Simple and inexpensive mineral feeder.
- Trimming Toenails
It's not rocket science, but there are a few things you should know.
- Filing Fighting Teeth
Getting rid of those dangerous scimitar-like teeth of males and a few females.
- Restraint Chute Plans by Stan Ebel and Jim Hook (SELR~Reprinted by permission)
Build-it-yourself plans for a llama restraint chute.
- Loading Difficult Llamas (SELR~Reprinted by permission)
It's bound to happen... some just don't want to go in the dark maw of a trailer. What to do?!
- Shearing Tips
Electric or hand? Vertical or horizontal? Tips from the pros.
- Tarp Shelters
Build an inexpensive shelter for your pasture.
- Body Scoring
Determining the body condition of your llama.
- When You Have to Say Good-bye
What to do when your llama dies.