Further Alabama Rot cases confirmed by Anderson Moores

Veterinary referral centre Anderson Moores has confirmed nine new cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), taking the total number of cases since the start of 2021 to more than 25% of the total number seen in 2020.

Anderson Moores, which has been leading research into the disease since 2012, has confirmed the new cases and are waiting for a further seven test results.

The latest reported cases have taken the year’s total number to 12. Anderson Moores collects information on cases and reports across the country, with 263 cases confirmed across the UK since 2012.

New cases have been identified in Maidenhead and Reading, Berkshire; Nuthall, Nottinghamshire; two cases from Goring, Oxfordshire; Basingstoke and Alresford, Hampshire; and Beddau, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales.

David Walker, American, RCVS and EBVS European specialist in small animal internal medicine, leads the team at Anderson Moores Vet Specialists. He said, “We’re very sad to confirm 12 new cases of CRGV already in 2021. We are also awaiting results of a further seven possible cases. Unfortunately, we find ourselves at the time of year when cases are most commonly identified.

“It is understandably a worrying time of year for dog owners with regard to CRGV; however, the disease remains rare.

“The disease seems to appear across many counties at this time of year. January and February are typically our highest case number months and this year is sadly no different.”

Previous cases have been identified across the country including areas such as Gloucestershire, Surrey, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cornwall, Devon and Staffordshire.

David Walker added, “Treatment primarily revolves around intensive management of the acute kidney injury and is sadly only successful in around 10 per cent of cases. Vets should feel free to contact the team at Anderson Moores to discuss any suspected cases of CRGV.

“Treatment primarily revolves around intensive management of the acute kidney injury and is sadly only successful in around 10 per cent of cases.”  

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists remains heavily involved in ongoing research into the causes of CRGV.

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