MP writes to DEFRA minister about Alabama Rot

On 12th June 2018, Victoria Prentis MP (Conservative, Banbury) wrote:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is carrying out research to evaluate the cause of and potential threats posed by Alabama Rot to dogs in the UK; and if he will make a statement.”

George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) replied on 20th June:

“A private veterinary group is coordinating an investigation into the cause of the syndrome known as cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) in the UK, which is sometimes referred to as Alabama rot. The Animal and Plant Health Agency has been engaging with this investigation since the outset and continues to do so.”

Source: Hansard HC Deb, 20 June 2018, cW


I assume the private veterinary group is Anderson Moores.

2 Replies to “MP writes to DEFRA minister about Alabama Rot”

  1. It would have been helpful to be able to have seen any evidence that might be more helpful than just to say muddy fields and woodlands might be the cause. This needs to be upgraded to an emergency status ASAP .

  2. We are holidaying in Northern Scotland instead of England because of the outbreaks of this terrible illness.
    Remember to get your dog vaccinated against other diseases, not forgetting Lung Worm, Ticks etc.
    Hope the research can come up with a answer to Alabama Rot very soon.

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