Frisbee survived Alabama Rot in Godshill, Fordingbridge, April 2014
A 3 year old black Labradoodle survived Alabama Rot. Owner Shaun Hennessy wrote to AlabamaRot.co.uk in October 2016:
‘Frisbee was in intensive care for a week where he received plenty of fluids via a drip and thankfully appears to have made a full recovery.’
Lulu survives Alabama Rot in Lymington, February 2015
On 4th February 2015 black Labrador Lulu (then aged 6), went on her usual walk on the south coast near Lymington. The following morning, she was showing potential signs of Alabama Rot so was seen by a local vet and kept in overnight.
The next day Lula was transferred to Anderson Moores near Winchester under the care of David Walker. Three days later David said that from his experience of previous cases, he didn’t know if Lulu was going to be a survivor.
So Lulu was admitted to the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) Queen Mother Animal Hospital in Hertfordshire, to undergo two rounds of Plasma Exchange Therapy (PET). This was followed by three weeks of intensive care, after which – Lulu finally pulled through! Michael Barlow, Lulu’s grateful owner, agreed to assist the seed-funding of the Alabama Rot Research Fund. Read Lulu’s full story.
Plasma Exchange Therapy (PET) may not actually offer any benefit and costs ~£15,000. The yellow Labrador Alba who had it prior to Lulu, survived. But the next dog after Lulu who had the PET treatment, Pippa [Jessica Worthington’s dog], sadly did not.
1st June 2015 update – 13th dog survives
A 13th dog ‘Bailey’ survived in July 2014. The dogs owner Samantha Reynolds, knew the symptoms of Alabama Rot because her friends dog had died of Alabama Rot. At her vets, Samantha insisted on early blood tests. Her vet contacted Anderson Moores who advised Bailey should be put on a drip because he was showing signs of kidney failure. Bailey turned round really quick because of the persistence of Samantha to get early diagnosis at her vets.
All Survivors of CRGV
Named Survivors of Alabama Rot
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