South American Camelids Research: Proceedings of the 4th European Symposium on South American Camelids and DECAMA European Seminar, Göttingen, 7-9 October 2004, Volume 1

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Martina Gerken, Carlo Renieri
Wageningen Academic Pub, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 308 pages
South American Camelids are receiving increased interest not only in South America but also on a worldwide scale. They possess some unique features such as their fine fibre and their high adaptivity to many climatic regions across the world. Apart from the important productive aspects, their beauty also predestine them as pet animals. However, there are still many gaps in the scientific literature with regard to South American Camelids. This collection of papers brings experience of both South American and European experts together. It considers current trends in reproduction, nutrition, health, fibre morphology and genetics and discusses as new topic aspects of the potential of meat production and commercialization in South America. The particular advantages of South American Camelids for the sustainable use of fragile ecosystems with native pastures are outlined. Round tables discussions focus on the interaction between wild and domestic species, the management of alpaca populations outside of South America and health aspects under European conditions. South American Research is aimed at scientists and animal breeders as well as students studying veterinary, animal and applied biological sciences.
 

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Contents

Wildlife or livestock? Divergent paths for the vicuña as priorities change in the pursuit
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Genin andM Tichit
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The European Endangered Species Programme EEP for vicuñas
65
Genetic parameters for coat characteristics in Bolivian llamas
79
Preliminary report
99
The influence of high ambient temperature on thermoregulation thyroid hormone
115
Evaluation of the immune response to vaccination against C Pseudotubercolosis in
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Case reports in South American camelids in Germany 5
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K Cebra and S J Tornquist
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Evaluation and classification of carcass quality of alpaca
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Skin follicular structure in Bolivian llamas
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Variability of vicuña fibre diameter in two protected natural areas of Peru
225
Referral service for South American camelids at the University of Bristol Veterinary
239
Gunsser T Hänichen and C Kiesling
257
000 years of camelid use in the Puna of Atacama 27
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