Further to recent reports in the media, we at Feldon Veterinary Centre can confirm that we have recently treated one individual confirmed case of Alabama Rot, also known as CRGV. The dog in question had recently visited the Dorset area where Alabama Rot is more prevalent; this is the first incidence in the Warwickshire area although the disease may not have been contracted here.
We would like to confirm that all the information pertaining to the case has been passed to Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists who are the vets involved in the monitoring and investigation of cases. They have been tracking all cases of this disease since 2012.
Although Alabama Rot can be a serious disease, it is still a relatively rare one, with only 56 confirmed cases across the UK between November 2012 and May 2015*. Early detection is key in the treatment of this disease.
We reiterate that so far, all evidence points to the fact that the disease is not a problem in Warwickshire but to safeguard your dog we would recommend that paws, legs and stomachs, and indeed all muddy areas, are thoroughly washed after walks and any lesions or sore spots identified on these areas are investigated by qualified veterinary surgeons at the earliest opportunity.
For further information on this disease please visit Anderson Moores’ website
If you are concerned at all we recommend you contact us for further information and advice.
*Source: Anderson Moores