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Alpaca blood donor session a first
2nd March 2018

By Karen Pickwick




Scarsdale Vets has held its first alpaca blood donation event for local farmers, bringing BBC Countryfile to Markeaton, Derby.
 
Hot on the heels of the cat blood typing and dog blood donation event held last October at Pride Veterinary Centre, Scarsdale has now brought together a group of Derbyshire alpaca owners for the alpaca event, aiming to ensure that animals who donated can provide plasma for their own herd, offering a real life-line to baby alpacas, known as cria, if needed.
 
This unusual alpaca event attracted the attention of BBC Countryfile, which was were keen to find out more about the thinking behind the venture, and presenter Matt Baker took part in the filming for a programme that was broadcast last weekend.