NFDOG have been supporting this research by collecting donations through a separate Research Fund
Anderson Moores Veterinary specialists led the initial investigations into the cause of CRGV (cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy), and subsequently a large amount of work has also been done at the Bristol University Vets School. A large amount of work is also being performed on a goodwill basis by veterinary surgeons at Anderson Moores, Fiona Macdonald (www.fish-treatment.co.uk) and other interested scientists.
This fund is controlled by NFDOG.
Heather Gould (Chairman of NFDOG) said “Since the fund opened we have collected and allocated significant funds to help this research. Projects have covered histology, microbiology toxicology, ricin intoxication and genetic faecal testing as well as a project looking at Aeromonas Hydrophila as being the trigger”.
The fund was set up to further research into the unexplained dog deaths following symptoms of skin lesions and kidney failure, identified as CRGV.
The monies will be collected through various means into a bank account held solely for the fund. Although there was significant initial injection of funding, contributions are still taken to support this work.
The fund is open to applications from any veterinary practice, university or individual practitioner who wishes to expand knowledge of the illness.
The NFDOG committee decides how the fund shall be allocated. The committee does not receive any payment, therefore costs of the fund will be kept to a minimum.
When the fund is wound up any remaining cash will be offered in the first instance to the University of Bristol Veterinary School to support pre-specified research into canine health and/or welfare.
To donate, please click the donate button at the top of the page. If you cannot donate on line please send a cheque, made payable to NFDOG Research fund, to Hon. Treasurer, Island View, 9b Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY.