CHF Educational Series on Hunting and Field Trial Dogs

AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Educational Series on

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2013

The AKC Canine Foundation (CHF) today kicks off a public awareness campaign
focused on Field and Hunting Dog Health Awareness. This six week series
will highlight three main health issues of particular concern to field
trial and hunting dog owners: Grass Awn Migration Disease, Leptospirosis,
and Ehrlichiosis. Grass Awn Migration Disease, or “Mean Seed” disease as it
is commonly called, is caused when barbed grass seeds (or the bacteria they
carry) enter a dog’s airway or skin and damage healthy tissue.
Leptospirosis is a contagious disease of humans and animals caused by the
bacterium Leptospira and is transmitted through contaminated water.
Finally, Ehrlichiosis occurs after tick-borne transmission of the bacteria
Ehrlichia and causes symptoms similar to Lyme’s disease. All three
infectious diseases are life-threatening when not diagnosed and
treated rapidly.

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