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NFDog Research Fund

To facilitate investigations into 'Alabama rot'

research-fund-graphic.jpgNew Forest Dog Owners Group, worried about the mystery dog deaths from kidney failure, decided to set up a fund to collect donations to help facilitate further investigations into this disease.

The fund was opened in March 2014 with a donation of £2,000 from NFDOG.  Anderson Moores Veterinary specialists continue to lead the investigations into the cause of CRGV (cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy).  A large amount of work is also being performed on a goodwill basis by veterinary surgeons at Anderson Moores, Fiona Macdonald ( and other interested scientists.

This fund is controlled by NFDOG.  Anderson Moores and others are able to apply to NFDOG for specific research that would otherwise not be possible.

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”.

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, Broadley Brake, Middle Road, Tiptoe, Lymington, SO41 6EJ.

David Walker, from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, commented: “We are incredibly grateful to NFDOG for all they are doing to raise awareness of this disease.  This fund will greatly help us in trying to identify the underlying cause.”  For Anderson Moores’ most updated news visit

The fund is set up to further research into the unexplained dog deaths following symptoms of skin lesions and kidney failure – Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV).

The monies will be collected through various means into a bank account held solely for the fund.  Drawing on the fund will be for research projects as requested by David Walker of Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, Fiona Macdonald and any other interested party with an acceptable application.

The committee of NFDOG will not receive any payment.  Therefore costs of the fund will be kept to a minimum.

NFDOG will:

  • Present accounts showing income and expenditure at each AGM
  • Periodically give updates on the progress of projects sponsored, through the AGM, newsletter or other internal media.

When the fund is wound up any remaining cash will be donated to the Animal Health Trust to further the work they do with dogs.

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