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Injury in orphaned baby alpaca

One of my baby alpacas has had a very rough start. Her birth was normal and she stood very quickly after birth. Her mom is very attentive and wants her to nurse....but she doesn't want to nurse of mom. Like she doesn't recognize that's her mom.

She's been getting bottle feeding around the clock and doing pretty well. She has a slight tendency to constipation and her weight gain hasn't been as steady as I'd like to see. She is bright and alert and has started exploring her world. She cuddles up to mom but won't nurse from her. She's only shown any growth since I started bottle feeding around the clock.

She hurt her front leg very badly yesterday...a 3" gash that shaved off a little of the tendon and partially went through it above her knee. She got 4 stitches and it's wrapped. It seems to be really bothering her.

She's been more fussy about eating and isn't taking as much. She's also being more vocal and has been scratching at the bandage. Sometimes the leg really hurt her and she's reluctant to put weight on it.

I've been using arnica 200c, hypericum 1m, ledum 1m and calendula 200c as needed. Her first dose was at 11:30 last night and she needed another dose this morning at 5:30am.

Is there anything better I can be giving her that will address her issues? Pain, wound healing, fussy nursing and varying growth.

Do I need to space remedies away from her bottle feedings? She gets milk with a little yogurt.

Temperament wise she's a very sweet, curious and relaxed baby.
 
  arina83 on 2015-08-09
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Please give her 2 pellets of Calcarea Phos 6x twice a day for 8 days.
 
kadwa 4 years ago

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