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Articles & papers range from alpaca dental health papers presented at conferences, to newspaper articles and even a poster. Below is a list of what is available. Please fill out the form and you will be given a password to download your chosen articles.

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  1. Dental Malocclusions in Australian Alpacas-Presented at the Australian Alpaca Association National Conference Adelaide 2006. This paper will provide an overview of basic dental anatomy and identify the most common malocclusions observed in Australian animals including a brief case study.

  2. Understanding Alpaca Dental Anatomy-Presented at the Inaugural World Alpaca Conference Sydney 2008. This paper will provide an overview of normal dental anatomy and discuss abnormalities that can have significant detrimental effects on alpaca health.

  3. Talking Teeth-Presented at the New Zealand World Alpaca Conference 2013 and the Australian Alpaca Association National Conference Adelaide 2014. This paper will provide an overview of alpaca dental anatomy, discuss the most common problems alpacas have with their teeth and provide owners with a guide to identifying individuals within their herds, that may need dental attention.

  4. Common Questions on Alpaca Dental Health-In this paper, I will address the most common questions that clients often ask and attempt to answer them in plain English terms that most readers are comfortable with.

  5. Pakenham Gazette "The Man on the Land" Article January 2012-A human interest story published in the local newspaper.

  6. Poster "Dental Malocclusions in Australian Alpacas"- Exhibited at the Australian Alpaca Association National Conference Adelaide 2006. 

  7. Quidding- A short article describing 'quidding', the possible reasons and the effects it may have on the individual alpaca.

  8. Fighting Teeth Information Sheet- A quick reference to fighting teeth anatomy.

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