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Behavioural responses of alpacas (Vicugna pacos) to novel objects

  • 2023
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 53
J. Kapustka & M. Budzyńska Page: 211 - 220

In recent years, keeping alpacas has becoming increasingly popular. However, little research has been conducted on their behaviour. The study aimed to assess behavioural responses of alpacas towards novel objects as a step toward a practical test including novelty and…

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Evaluation of a new portable device that measures diameter of animal fibres

  • 2020
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 50
E.C. Quispe, D. Sacchero, T. Wuliji & M.D. Quispe Page: 700 - 709

Increasing production of animal fibres has increased the need for a portable instrument that measures fibre diameter and associated characteristics with precision and accuracy. This research evaluated a new portable fibre tester (PFT) by measuring the diameter and related characteristics…

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