ASCI Students Attend Alpaca Bootcamp in Ecuador

UVM ASCI 297 students in a group photo with alpacas.

Animal and Veterinary Sciences students in ASCI 297: Bootcamp in Alpaca Husbandry spent two weeks in Ecuador during the summer of 2022, with Adjunct Assistant Professor Stuart White. They learned alpaca management skills including restraint, SC, IM and IV injections, castration, oral administration of liquids, gastric tubing, toenail and incisor trimming, blood drawing, shearing, fiber classification and body scoring.

ASCI 297 students holding alpacas.The class also visited Chimborazo mountain to see wild vicunas, the ancestor of the domestic alpaca, and were able to climb up to the snow line. Bootcamp in Alpaca Husbandry is scheduled to be offered again during the Winter Session, 2023.

UVM Animal Sciences student visit the mountains of Equador with snow in the background.
ASCI 297 students and Adjunct Assistant Professor Stuart White visited Chimborazo mountain, above Condor Cocha, in Ecuador.
%d bloggers like this: