Camelid Vaccinations

Vaccinations for Camelids

Alpacas and llamas can contract many of the same diseases as sheep and goats.

There are currently no vaccinations licensed for alpacas and llamas, however, they are at risk just like sheep and goats.

Clostridial diseases especially can have a devastating effect on your alpacas and llamas. These include diseases such as tetanus, botulism and pulpy kidney, which can be rapidly fatal. As such, we recommend that all camelids are vaccinated against clostridial diseases as a minimum.

When should I vaccinate my alpaca or llama?

Routinely, crias are vaccinated from 3 weeks of age, with a second injection given 4 weeks later. Thereafter, animals are vaccinated annually. Ideally, annual vaccinations should be planned so pregnant females are vaccinated 4-8 weeks before unpacking to stimulate their immune system, and allow as many antibodies to be passed to the newborn cria through colostrum as possible.


As well as vaccinations for camelids, Pilgrims Vets in the New Forest can provide you with the below services: