Unfortunately, we have to confirm a further 7 cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (often termed CRGV and sometimes known as Alabama Rot).
The cases were from Burton (Wiltshire), Easingwold (N.Yorkshire), Summertown (Oxfordshire), Boothstown (Greater Manchester), Tonge (Derbyshire), Southam (Warwickshire) and Lichfield (Staffordshire).
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 160 since 2012, with 37 cases in 2018.
We continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores. Although an environmental trigger for this disease is possible, this has not been proven.
For help recognising some of the signs and to see a map of confirmed cases, please visit www.vets4pets.com/stop-alabama-rot/. Cases have most often been identified between October and May so hopefully very few if any additional cases will be recognised over the coming months.
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