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).
Anderson Moores Vet Specialists take referrals from vets; research treatments and causes of Alabama Rot. The presentation covered the background, literature, case information and prognosis of CRGV.
The Veterinary Times, 6th April 2015 (week 14) issue interviews David Walker of Anderson Moores about Alabama Rot. David talks about his March 2015 paper in the Veterinary Record.
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).”