Over four years, 90% of Alabama Rot cases happen in Winter or Spring. This suggests that the trigger for Alabama Rot is an environmental factor such as low temperature or high rainfall.
If your dog gets skin lesions or other symptoms consult your vet, without delay. “Unexplained redness, sores or swelling of the skin (on the paws, legs, body, face, tongue or mouth) are often the first sign of this disease.” (AMVS, Feb 2016) After five years, we still don’t know what causes Alabama Rot. From analysis by AlabamaRot.co.uk, we do know that 90% of confirmed cases have been in the six months during Winter and Spring (December – May). Information about Alabama Rot / CRGV for dog owners from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists (AMVS).
A review of 30 cases of Alabama Rot asks: “What causes CRGV in dogs? Unfortunately, the cause is unknown at the moment, but there is one strong candidate – aHUS (atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome).”
The unique Alabamarot.co.uk map lists every case of Alabama Rot in the UK.