Since November 2012 alabamarot.co.uk have included confirmed cases of Alabama Rot on a UK map, with data sourced from Anderson Moores Vet Specialists (AMVS). From 5th October 2017, with the agreement of the Alabama Rot Research Fund & AMVS, this map has been retired.
What are ‘Confirmed’ Alabama Rot Cases?
‘Confirmed Cases’ are dogs in whom cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) [or ‘Alabama Rot’] was suspected and renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) was histopathologically confirmed after the dog died.
Why have a map of Alabama Rot cases?
The cause of Alabama Rot in dogs is still unknown. Alabama Rot is 90% fatal in dogs. An environmental factor could trigger Alabama Rot.
Vet David Walker at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists said:
“we do not know for certain if there is an environmental trigger for CRGV. Indeed, if there is an environmental trigger we do not know when, in relation to the development of clinical signs, this occurs (e.g. environmental exposure could occur one day, one week, or one month before clinical signs develop)” (29th January 2015)