The long camelid neck makes balancing the head a challenge. The neck wrap is particularly effective with issues around the head such as haltering and oral worming to name just two. but the good news doesn’t end there — if you have a llama or an alpaca that kushes, kicks, or is difficult to treat medically, try the neck wrap!
When traveling in Australia, Marty McGee worked with a head shy llama that she thought would benefit from a body wrap, but the body wrap didn’t work for a number of reasons. Necessity being the mother of invention, Marty wrapped the neck instead with the body wrap. It worked like a charm. The llama settled down and accepted haltering much more easily. He also led better and stayed more focused. Since then, she has wrapped necks all over the place and the results are almost always dramatic. The really good news: the neck wrap is easy and safe for beginners to use.