'Unfortunately, we have to confirm a further 2 cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (often termed CRGV and sometimes known as Alabama Rot).The cases were from Malmesbury (Wiltshire) and Crook (County Durham).
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 162 since 2012, with 39 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'
Congratulation to Nell and Luna who have finished walking the new England Coast Path in Somerset and have raised over £500 for ARRF charity!!
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A big thank you to Gillian, Tracey and Adrienne who have raised £936.30 for ARRF charity during the coffee morning held at May Hill Village Hall on Saturday 28 April.
Thank you again!!
News release - funding approved for investigation for possible parasitic and bacterial causes of CRGV – Dr Colin Berry
We have just approved funding to carry out an investigation into a range of possible parasitic and bacterial pathogens which give similar symptoms to CRGV in other species.
This will be carried out by Dr Colin Berry, Reader at Cardiff School of Biosciences and Methods and will involve microscopic, and electron microscopic analysis of tissue samples for the presence of parasites, and bacteria, particularly slow growing intracellular bacteria, in the tissues.
The aim is to complete the study by the end of the year ready for publication of the results in a peer reviewed veterinary journal.