Title

Recumbent New World Camelids: General Diagnostics and Types of Recumbency

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

Because New World camelids (NWCs) are often recumbent on presentation, practitioners should be familiar with the common causes and complications of recumbency. This article classifies recumbency as intermittent, preferred, or constant. Recumbent NWCs that are not treated appropriately may deteriorate to a state of constant recumbency or death. Affected animals may be suffering from gastrointestinal, respiratory, metabolic, neurologic, musculoskeletal, or septic disease or a combination thereof. General diagnostics for recumbent llamas and causes of the various types of recumbency are discussed.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

First Page

36

Last Page

54

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