Unfortunately, we have to confirm 10 further cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (often termed CRGV or Alabama Rot). 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.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 122 since 2012, with 37 cases in 2017 and the first two 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.

To recognise some of the signs of Alabama Rot, click here.

If you’re concerned about the spread of Alabama Rot in your area, please visit www.vets4pets.com/stop-alabama-rot/ to see a map of confirmed cases.

Vet Times

Published: 25-01-2018

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