Alabama Rot – update November 2018

It appears that there may be good news on the Alabama Rot front – researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have made a ground-breaking discovery in the fight against it; as reported in the October 2018 edition of Your Dog magazine.

Apparently, after noticing similarities between Alabama Rot and thrombotic microangiopathy (a rare disease in humans), a treatment involving plasma exchange has been developed for dogs. This involves filtering the patient’s blood so that toxic substances are removed, before returning it to the patient. RVC reported that 2 out of 6 dogs who underwent treatment made a full recovery and they are optimistic that this plasma exchange treatment will play an important role in the treatment of Alabama Rot.

Promising news, indeed!