NZ$ 300 (GST Inclusive)
Revised Second Edition
by Eric Hoffman & Contributing Authors
Primary author and editor Eric Hoffman has gathered 14 coauthors from five continents to create the most comprehensive resource on camelids ever written.
The Complete Alpaca Book: over 6oo pages, 1,350
references, 250+ tables and figures, 500+ photographs and 3 color sections.
Natural History and Ecology (with expanded coverage and fact checking from camelid researcher Jane Wheeler PhD)
Behavior and Communication
Anatomy and Conformation
Husbandry - Farm layout, Fencing, Shelters (with expanded coverage on how to choose an agistor by Michelle Ing DVM)
Restraint, Taming and Training
Nutrition - Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ACT /ACVN (revised)
Fiber Characteristics and Processing (revised with new contributions from Robert Stobart PhD, Angus McColl and Christopher Lupton PhD from their first-of-its kind comprehensive study for the parameters of huacaya fiber characteristics. F.J Wortmann from Aachen, Germany and Lee Millon from U.C. Davis have contributed electron microscope and other types of imagery showing the comparative scale structure of suri and huacaya alpacas, vicuna, guanaco, llama, cashmere, Superfine merino, Angora rabbit, Mohair and numerous other specialty fibers. The revision also includes the ?new histograms? that now include mean curvature, percentage of medullation, and spin fineness. Lastly, Juan Pepper, who is in charge of international sales for Michell & CIA (world?s larges alpaca processor), explains the intricacies and powerful forces that determine value in alpaca fiber garments throughout the world.)
Fleece Preparation and Shearing
Reproduction and Neonatology - Ahmed Tibary, DMV, PhD, Dipl ACT
Medicine and Herd Health - Ty McConnell, DVM
Parasitology - Stuart White, PhD, Karen Baum, DVM
Diseases: Infectious and Noninfectious - Linda V. Carpenter DVM, Robert P. Ellis, PhD, Juliet Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, Denis Ryan, MVB, MRCVS (expanded coverage now includes Nancy Carr, MD writing on Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) and Chris Cebra VMD,MA,MS,DACVIM of Oregon State University. Dr. Cebra is renowned for his work in combating Hepatic Lipidosis and many maladies related to digestion and the processing of food.)
Husbandry & Care on the Altiplano - Rufino Quilla, DVZ
Basic Genetics & Breeding - D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD
Coat Color Genetics - D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD
Breeding to Improve Fleece Quality - George Davis, MagrSc, DSc.