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NFDog Research Fund

Fund to facilitate further 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 investigation into the cause of CRGV. A large amount of work is also being performed on a good will basis by veterinary surgeons at Anderson Moores and other interested scientists.

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

Heather Gould (Chairman of NFDOG) said “Since the fund opened we have collected over £15,000 to help this research. Projects authorised have covered histology, microbiology toxicology, ricin intoxication and genetic faecal testing. A number of possibilities have been ruled out, but, as yet, nothing definite has been identified. This makes it really important that, while cases continue to occur over the country, this research should continue.”

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, Woodcote, Balmer Lawn Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7TT.

David Walker from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, who has been much in the news recently, commented: “We are incredibly grateful to NFDOG for all they have been doing to raise awareness of this disease. This fund will greatly help us in trying to identify the underlying cause.”

For the most up to date new on CRGV, please visit Their homepage contains up to date news items.

The fund is set up to further research into the unexplained dog deaths (over the last two winters), 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.

The only drawing on the fund will be for research projects as requested by David Walker of Anderson Moores Veterinary specialists and agreed by NFDOG committee.

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

NFDOG will periodically publish:

  • Accounts showing income and expenditure.
  • An update on the progress of projects sponsored.

The committee of NFDOG will review the objects of the fund as necessary, but not less than once a year.

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

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