Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Every alpaca has to be screened if they are going to certain countries, and some screening protocols insist on checking the patellas, in this video you can see why and how when slightly pushed aside the patella stays there, and if it is really bad it will actually lock the leg, and the alpaca, or any other animal cannotstraighten the leg without assistance, that is if it locks together.
A normal one, will go back instantly by itself.
This process of checking for the patellas, is totally painless, and the vet does not push hard, just a gentle nudge and it should go back.
This check will not break any patellas either.
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