Anecdotal link between CRGV and UK weather is increasing

David Woodmansey on May 09, 2019 in Vet Times reports. We quote

“In 2018, to the end of March, 34 cases of Alabama rot were confirmed in the UK. In 2019, to the end of March, there have been 10 confirmed cases.

Confirmed cases of the mystery, often lethal canine disease cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) are down in the UK for the first three months of 2019, compared to 2018.

The disease, commonly known as Alabama rot, appears to have a seasonal distribution with most cases being reported between November and May, but unknown aetiology.

Multidisciplinary investigations have proved inconclusive, although anecdotal evidence suggests a link to dogs walked on cold, wet, muddy terrain.

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