Unfortunately, we have to confirm a further case of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (often termed CRGV and sometimes known as Alabama Rot). The case was from the area around Cossington, Somerset. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 169 since 2012, with 46 cases in 2018.
As we come into the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV, 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/.