LADIS Case of the Month - May 2013

Provided by Dr. Lisa Zekas, DACVR, The Ohio State University.

Signalment & History

  • 17 day old male alpaca cria
  • Originally presented at 2 days of age and was diagnosed and treated for failure of passive transfer and septicemia. Was discharged 9 days later from the hospital doing well.
  • Since discharge owners have been bottle feeding every two hours with milk supplemented with powdered goats colostrum containing 2000 IU Vitamin D.
  • Cria represented to the hospital for diarrhea, anorexia, weakness and collapse.
  • Bloodwork revealed severe azotemia and metabolic acidosis.

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