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Canine health
Organism of interest for research into CRGV
  1. Fiona A. Macdonald
  1. Holly Cottage, New Road, Mockbeggar, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3NJ
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SINCE November 2012, over 30 dogs across the UK have been diagnosed with cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) (Holm and others 2015). The cause of CRGV in the UK remains unknown; however, dogs may develop CRGV after an unknown environmental exposure, as the disease appears to have a seasonal distribution (cases occur between November and June).

There is a suspicion that initial cases of CRGV occurred in areas with substantial amounts of water (as a result of unusually high rainfall) and both the running water and the standing water were at 4°C for …

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