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About TxOLAN

The TxOLAN Alpaca Association is a regional affiliate of the national Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). TxOLAN is comprised of alpaca owners and other interested individuals from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.



The TXOLAN Education Committee presented its first quarterly webinar:  

Alpaca Health in Summer Months


with Dr. Ben Buchanan

Dr. Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M with his DVM in 2001. He completed two residencies, Large Animal Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and Emergency and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

Ben is one of the very few people in the world to be board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care.

Dr. Buchanan will give an hour presentation on the following topics:

  • General Alpaca Health and Heat
  • Nutrition & Water
  • Pregnancy & Crias Care
  • Heat Stress/Heat Stroke
  • Parasites & Flies


Click here to view the recording