Two new cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) have been confirmed by veterinary specialist referral centre Anderson Moores.

It brings the total number of cases of the disease – commonly known as Alabama Rot, to 16 in 2019.

These are the first cases since June and they were recorded in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. We are now entering the time of year when cases are most common.

In total, the UK has now seen 191 confirmed cases of Alabama Rot across 39 counties since 2012.

The first sign of the disease that is normally seen is a skin sore that isn’t caused by a known injury. Most commonly these sores are found on the lower half of the leg and appear as a distinct swelling, a patch of red skin or are open and ulcer-like.

Treatment is supportive, but is only successful in around 20 percent of cases. If a dog becomes affected, the best chance of recovery lies with early and intensive veterinary care.

Update November 22:

One new case of Alabama Rot has been reported in Southwater.

We advise all our clients to be aware of the symptoms (outlined in earlier editions of this blog) and contact us if you have any concerns.