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llamas threaten elk?

I have heard that the feces from llamas give wild elk a disease of some sort. llamas are being used more and more for pack animals for hunting in the wilderness on public lands. Maybe someone can shed some light on this problem.

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llamas threaten elk?

I don't know anything about it, but I did do some searching and found this:

Johne's disease

Another like at the same site

Even though it is written by llama advocates it seems to be a fair overview of the issues involved. It does appear that llama use has been banned in some areas.

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llamas threaten elk?

I am sure this is what I heard about this problem a few years ago. thanks for the info.

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