The Texas A&M AgriLife Livestock Guardian Dog Program will hold a virtual Livestock Guardian Dog, LGD, webinar on Oct. 21. The event will run from 1:30-2:30 p.m. There is no cost, but preregistration is required.
The webinar, Canine Diseases: Ehrlichiosis in LGDs, will take place on the Zoom meeting platform. Additional meeting information will be provided upon registration.
“Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial disease transmitted by a tick bite,” said Bill Costanzo, Texas A&M AgriLife Research livestock guardian dog specialist, San Angelo. “This is a disease that can cause a long list of severe problems for dogs.”
The guest speaker is Chris Womack, DVM, Los Caballos Vet Clinic, San Angelo. Womack earned his bachelor’s in animal science and his doctor of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University, Bryan-College Station,
Ehrlichiosis can lead to anemia, bleeding, lameness, eye issues/blindness, neurological problems and pain, stiffness and swelling of the legs.
“This is a part of our ongoing webinar series of topics that relate to livestock guardian dogs,” Costanzo said. “Dr. Womack will cover important information owners need to know to keep their LGDs healthy.”
Contact Costanzo at 325-653-4576 for addition information or questions.