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There have been many books written about alpacas and llamas, alot of them written in Spanish or written for alpaca farming in American. At Alpaca Power we have a few books on the shelf for reference. To discover more about the history of alpacas in South America Synthesis of a Miracle is an excellent book. We hope you find the following camelid book list useful.



Camelid Book List

Written By Gina Bromage MRCVS in the UK




Llamas and Alpacas – A guide to management is written by Gina Bromage, a UK veterinary surgeon, whose family farm alpacas.This book is one of a few written specifically for farming alpacas and llamas in the UK. It contains plenty of useful information and excellent images.





Camelid Book List

A great book about respectful handing and husbandry




The Camelid Companion is a great book for those interested in learning more about camelid behaviour and how to train them using respectful methods. There are useful sections on husbandry with the emphasis on good handling techniques and using catch pens to good effect.


Camelid Book List




This is a veterinary text book written in America. Most veterinary practices working with camelids will have a copy for reference. It is a comprehensive guide to the medicine and surgery of camelids. Not bed time reading though….


The Complete Alpaca Book   Eric Hoffman with contributing authors

ISBN-10: 0-9721242-1-7    ISBN-13: 978-0-9721242-1-8
620 pages, 2006 (2nd edition)  Bonny Doon Press


Alpacas: Synthesis of a Miracle  Mike Safley

ISBN 0 970 9687 0 1
381 pages, 2001  Published by the author


Caring for Llamas and Alpacas

Clare Hoffman and Ingrid Asmus
ISBN 0 9622768 2 0
171 pages, 4th edition 2003  Rocky Mountain Llama Association


Gold of the Andes, The Llamas, Alpacas, Vicunas and Guanacos

Jorge Flores Ochoa, Kim MacQuarrie and Javier Portus
ISBN: 8 489 1190 07
638 pages, 1994  Francis O Patthey & Sons


Llama and Alpaca Neonatal Care  Brad Smith, Karen Timm, Patrick Long

ISBN 0 9646618 3 7
112 pages, 1996  Clay Press