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Alabama rot case confirmed in Scotland

Scottish vets are being warned to be vigilant after a case of Alabama rot was confirmed in Galashiels, Scotland.

It is thought to be only the second case in Scotland and was confirmed by Border Vets, which is based in Galashiels.

Alabama rot, also known as cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy, was first detected in the UK in 2012. Since then, there have been more than 150 confirmed cases, including 29 cases so far this year.

The condition causes dogs to develop skin wounds or ulcers, most commonly on the limbs or face, and in some cases it can cause severe kidney failure, which is often fatal. As well as …

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