Alpaca’s wrong in the tooth
AUDREY the alpaca had big problems with her teeth – very big problems.
“I’ll see what I can do, Rob,” I replied optimistically down the phone after looking at photos the farmer had sent me.
Although Cannon Hall Farm is a long way from our practice I’d visited before.
And I’m not alone. The visitor farm, near Barnsley, attracts people from all over the country – as well as our own beautiful county of Yorkshire.
I drove south down the A1 and M1 worried whether I really could help.
And the size of her problem was clear – even from the other side of the barn.
Audrey looked like buck-toothed spy Austin Powers – hers were also overgrown, long, and there were too many of them.
Adult alpacas should have just six front teeth, all on their lower jaw. Audrey had ELEVEN.
She wasn’t in much discomfort, but without help there would be serious problems affecting her ability to eat.
The solution? You’ll have to watch the final episode of the series to find out.
But I promise you, it’s a cracker.
The Yorkshire Vet is on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 5.
TOOTHY: Audrey the alpaca had big issues