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Alabama Rot

Once again there has been lots of scary media attention given to 'Alabama Rot' or to give it its clinical name -cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV)

January 2018 saw 10 further confirmed cases. The cases were from Sacriston (County Durham), Guiseley (West Yorkshire), Bury and Bolton (Greater Manchester), Leek (Staffordshire), Petworth (West Sussex), Brighton (East Sussex), West Coker (Somerset), Bishop’s Tawton (Devon), and Presteigne in Powys.

In happier news there was also reporting of a possible breakthrough as to its cause- we will watch with interest and keep everything crossed that a cause and then a cure will be found soon.

It is disease which is under a lot of investigation as the causes are still unknown. So we feel it is very important that we lead you to the experts for the research into the disease so that you have up to date and accurate information.

It is important for dog owners to be aware of the disease and to be on the look out for symptoms. A factsheet is available here.

You can follow the information on confirmed case locations and gain further information here and on mapping here

We will continue to monitor the confirmed cases and make available the most up to date information as it becomes available.

 We are here as always If you have any concerns. Please bear in mind this is not a commonly found disease but 'be wise, be safe, be aware'

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