April 12, 2018
Alabama rot found in dog walked in Massey’s Wood Rathfarnham Dublin last year in 2017.
It appears that people are again concerned about this disease. This disease ‘idiopathic Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV)’ aka Alabama rot damages the blood vessels in the skin and the kidneys and is 90% fatal in most cases. Signs are ulcerated sores on feet or limbs . lethargy, loss of appetite. Found in dogs walked in muddy forest areas. Best advice is to wash feet and legs of dogs after walks.
As the cause of Alabama Rot is still unknown, there is no known way to prevent your dog from contracting the disease, although there have been cases of closely associated dogs becoming affected.
See also http://www.vets4pets.com/stop-alabama-rot/ for more information