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    Norfolk fatal-disease investigated

    NewsUK Dog NewsTuesday 11 October 2011
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    The Seasonal Canine Illness has caused several dogs suffering its consequences after they were walked on the Sandringham estate (read the story here). According to the BBC News, eleven dogs have died in Nottinghamshire due to the SCI since 2009.

    Animal Health Trust (AHT) visited the Sandringham to look at possible causes of the disease. Due to the report there was nothing unusual in the woodland and that all plants would probably have been growing there for more than 50 years. As with any investigation, this is a process of elimination, according to the inspectors that now are focusing on investigating other natural sources.

    In the past week, Rendlesham Forest, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, has been added to the list of investigation sites, with a questionnaire available for dog walkers.The AHT said it did not believe dogs were at any greater risk walking in these areas than in any other woodland. A boxer dog walked in woodland in Clipstone, Nottinghamshire, died of SCI last month. Twenty-six other cases have been reported to ACT but all recovered.

    Signs of Seasonal Canine Illness
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Abdominal pain
    • Lethargy
    • Loss of appetite
    • Shaking or trembling
    • High temperature (fever)

    Source: Animal Health Trust

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    Text source: BBC News; Image source: flickr.com

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