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Owners urged to be vigilant for seasonal canine illness

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THE Animal Health Trust (AHT) is warning dog owners to be alert for signs of seasonal canine illness (SCI), which has killed several dogs during the autumns of 2009, 2010 and 2011. Researchers at the AHT say that they expect new cases to occur from late August this year.

The cause of SCI is currently unclear, and, having received funding from the Kennel Club, the AHT has this year employed a dedicated researcher to investigate it. The trust reports that the illness develops quickly, usually within 24 to 72 hours of dogs walking in woodland in the …

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