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Alabama rot discovered in Oakham, Rutland

A deadly dog disease has been confirmed in Rutland for the first time.

Alabama rot or cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy, can lead to sudden and potential kidney failure, and was discovered in Oakham.

Symptoms of Alabama rot include skin lesions appearing as a distinct swelling, a patch of red skin or open and ulcer-like.


David Walker, from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialist, said: “We are sad to announce more cases from 2019, as we are now in the time of year when cases are most common.

“Further confirmed cases mean it is understandably very worrying for dog owners; however, this disease is still very rare, so we’re advising dog owners to remain calm but vigilant, and seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions."

It’s thought that the disease is picked up on the paws and legs on muddy walks.

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