After the high of being able to start our walks again we were brought back down to earth by the loss of our oldest girl Jessica who had been one of our original alpacas purchased when we started out on our alpaca journey. As this was the first birth of 2020 it was a real shock.
Jessica died in cria birth, a breach birth which had caused an internal rupture. Our vet acted quickly to save her cria Yogi and managed to milk a little of Jessica’s valuable colostrum to give to him.
After the 36 hour window for colostrum it was bottle feeding with goats milk every 2hrs until midnight then starting 5.30am! Not for the faint hearted especially when there’s a full schedule of walks booked. Good news Yogi is doing well but still a long way to go yet.