It may not be the last word, but for now, this is the current word and THE ALPACA BOOK receives a blue ribbon for its professionalism, its unique tone and its broad focus. -- Francie Greth-Peto
About the Author
Murray E. Fowler is a 40 year veteran of the camelid scene, first in private practice then in zoos and again in the private sector as llamas and alpacas became popular. He has authored a book on the medicine and surgery of South American camelids and over 30 scientific publications on camelids. He is professor emeritus of the Veterinary School of the University of California, Davis.
Eric Hoffman has raised domestic camelids for twenty years. He was the founding president of the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association and the author of the North American Alpaca Registry, which was the first camelid registry requiring scientific verification of lineage through blood typing. Eric has written two natural history travel guides and hundreds of articles for regional and national magazines, usually on wildlife and natural history subjects. He and his wife live in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California near the Pacific Ocean.