Ten more cases of Alabama Rot

Anderson Moores report yesterday:

“Unfortunately, we have to confirm a further ten cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (often termed CRGV or Alabama Rot). The cases were from Chippenham (Wiltshire), Taunton (Somerset), Westhoughton (G.Manchester), Chulmleigh (Devon), Lydney (Gloucestershire), Tonypandy (Rhondda Cynon Taf), Longhope (Gloucestershire), Salford (G.Manchester), South Molton (Devon) and Brecon (Powys).”

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 132 since 2012, with 12 cases in 2018. We continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores.

For help recognising some of the signs and to see a map of confirmed cases please visit www.vets4pets.com/stop-alabama-rot/”

8 Replies to “Ten more cases of Alabama Rot”

  1. As a scientist, you’re not allowed to be “baffled” until you’ve tried everything, and AM on their own admission have not. Stop being baffles, AM and investigate. Problems I as an unknowing layman see with your AM’s bacterial theories:
    1) There are so few occurrences, it is hard to see the pattern of a bacterial outbreak, and I’m not sure bacteria can do synchronised adaptation in so many places at once.
    2) Lesions and kidney symptoms do not appear with any predictable and reliable sequence.
    3) Lesions confined to certain lower areas of the body, with little else in common apart from their proximity to the floor.
    To me, this suggests a contaminant. Some of the dogs rolled in it, some drank it and/or inhaled it. The only ubiquitous contaminant I know that could be responsible is radioactive particles – hot particles, even from Fukushima and other nuclear sources – daily radioactive emissions up the power plant chimneys, nuclear decommissioning, depleted uranium firing ranges (Lulworth) and last but not least – Fukushima, which is still leaking massively 7 years on. Oh – and two clouds of iodine-131 from Flamanville and other accidents last year. I would post links, but you can Google all this. Still waiting for the vets to tell us what measures they took to check for radioactive particle contamination (not radiation levels – that is different – cells tend to cope with that), because these are classic symptoms of radiation *poisoning*. Could be wrong, but till it’s investigated thoroughly how would anyone know?

    1. There will be a number of factors –
      Two dogs in the same place -only one gets it.
      Why is it not being reported on the continent?
      Are they not identifying it as the same thing and yet it is there? Or is it absent?
      Have all dogs affected had treatment recently that could have weakened their immune system?
      Are there genetic factors?

      Environmental factors have been seen as likely to enhance the risk: increase in rainfall combined with favourable temperature for the potential overgrowth of some bacteria.
      Again, not all dogs will fall foul of it even if exposed.
      As to the risk from nuclear fallout – I think we would see this in other species too even if you were to seriously consider this ‘theory’.
      The entry into the body from this pathogen, whatever it may be seems to be either orally or in the places where animals get grazed by prickly foliage-thereby creating a means to enter the bloodstream directly. But why not the wildlife? So one is forced to suspect a secondary factor- condition of immune system.

      1. Hi Carol,
        The surprising fact is that nuclear pollution – like any other pollution – does *not*, in fact, affect all species evenly. Why should it? Even *within* a species – humans, for instance – females, the young and the old are far more vulnerable than mature males.

        Think about it. With particulates lying on the floor, would a horses with their hard hoofs, high bodies and heads, tightly controlled by their owners, be as vulnerable as a dog with soft paw pads, a low belly that runs around sniffing the ground, lapping in shallow puddles and rolling in the dirt? Of course not.

        You can check this out by Googling them or looking them up on Wikipedia. Different animals have different cells, and radioactive particles affect some cells more than others.

        Another thing to consider is that CRGV is still extremely rare, and there are a lot more dogs than, say, horses. There are cultural differences too. I mean, when was the last time you saw someone out walking the *cat*, or a sheep in the forest, where radioactive and other contaminants are *known* to be caught and washed to the ground in winter? You can check all this out in the books about radioactive fallout. They have had accidents at Flamanville (Northern France) last year, and Sellafield – the nuclear disaster in the 50’s – remember – is known to have been leaking for decades. So why not check?

        You see, there’s a lot to think about. Once again I have to say to the vets: stop being baffled and check for radioactive and other contaminants – if you know how to, and if the Forestry Commission will let you, that is.

      2. Ah, what do you know, I’ve found it.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_burn
        This bit is interesting:
        “Dogs were also affected; in addition to localized burns on their backs, they also had burned paws, likely from the particles lodged between their toes as hoofed animals did not show problems with feet. ”

        So not all affected equally.

        Surprising, but not so surprising, I think. What do you reckon?

    2. I was also thinking it may well be a contaminant. Also, it is mentioned that the rot usually appears during winter/ spring months, which made me think. A bacteria that will thrive in cold temperatures? – meh. I thought, it might be some ingredients of anti-freeze products?

    3. Janet Smart

      Graham I am with you and others 100% on the theory of this disease being caused by a toxin. I live in North Wales and everyday I am watching Geoengineering going on, Nano Particulates are being sprayed into the air that feeds the planet. The trees are being affected by this and many woodlands are dying. If you look at the map of areas of incidence of this disease it is largely on the coast or just inland the focus of this spraying is mainly coastal. There is another strange disease that affects humans and dogs called Morgellons this has been attributed to Geoengineering (Climate Engineering) this is also a new disease if anyone wants to research both of these please go to
      Morgellons.org and also Geoengineering watch.com .This research is obviously off the wall stuff but so is Alabama Rot. This disease is strange does not act in any normal way and warrants further investigation in any direction. It is a very quick way to eliminate all dogs on the planet that is for sure if any one wanted to do so.

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