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Flashcards in Camelids Deck (15):
1

Which camelids are the Old World type?

Dromedary (1) & Bactrain (2)

2

Which camelids are the New World type?

Llama, alpaca, vicuna, guanaco

3

How many compartments are in the camelid stomach?

3

4

What is unique about camelid feet?

2 digits on each foot w/ a nail

5

What are camelids very heat tolerant?

Can reabsorb water from their bladder

6

Which type of camelids are NOT heat tolerant & prone to heat stress? TQ

New World Camelids

7

What are the defensive behaviors of camelids?

Spitting, Kicking (rear legs), Striking (front legs), Biting
worse during rut

8

What is the laymen's term for sternal recumbency in camelids?

Kushing

9

Is the camelid PVC higher or lower than most mammals?

Lower (25-40%)

10

What is unique about camelid's RBC's? Implications?

RBCs are folded --> changes PCV reading

11

Which zoonotic dz can camelids carry?

Yersinia pestis (plague)

12

What virus causes retinal degeneration in camelids & leads to permanent blindness, encephalitis & non-responsive pupils?

EHV-1

13

What parasite is carried by White-tail deer and effects Camelids?

Meningeal worm
(devastating dz in Camelids)

14

Which nutrient are camelids very sensitive to?

Copper

15

What is Berzerk Male Syndrome?

Hand raised male crias --> no fear of people --> very dangerous