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did anyone watch countryfile tonight about (SCI) seasonal canine illness

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Mad4Muttz, Oct 21, 2012.


  1. Mad4Muttz

    Mad4Muttz Banned

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    was watching this tonight about the mystery Seasonal Canine Illness as there are some areas that people have witnessed symptoms after a walk with their dog which includes
    Sandringham Estate
    thetford Estate, Norfolk
    sherwood forest
    clumber park, Nottinghamshire
    rendlesham Forest, Suffolk

    the animal health trust are wanting anyone who has been walking in those areas to take part in their study

    clinical signs are- vomiting, diahorrea and lethargy- illness is generally seen between August and November and dogs can become very ill, very quickly also can effect any size, shape or sex

    you can find out more about the investigation on
    Our Investigation | Animal Health Trust
     
  2. delca1

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    No I didn't see it but is this what rears it head in the media every so often? It sounds familiar.
     
  3. Mad4Muttz

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    yes it is. they just need more people taking part in their investigations to come up with a clue to what causes it
     
  4. Gertrude

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    We visited Sandringham in September with Meg! :eek:

    She's ok tho :thumbup:
     
  5. Sled dog hotel

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    Although the 5 original sites are under investigation there are other areas where it has been suspected/reported too

    Areas

    The majority of cases have been reported in Sandringham Estate, Clumber Park, Thetford Forest and Sherwood Forest. However in 2010 cases were also reported in:

    Blidworth Woods/Sansom Woods south of Blidworth, Notts (SK590525)

    Laughton Wood near Gainsborough, Lincs (SK8400)

    Sherwood Heath near Ollerton, Notts (SK645675)

    Spalford Warren north of Newark, close to river Trent



    In addition, cases have been reported in these other areas by dog owners:

    Grantham

    Ashdown Forest (East Sussex)

    Pott Row woods (King’s Lynn)

    Dalby Forest , North Yorkshire

    Gayton Hall

    Rufford Park

    Holt (Norfolk)

    West Oxfordshire

    Kings Wood in Bawtry

    Llanwonno (Wales)

    Ballsy Pit, Kings Lynn

    New National Forest

    Horsted Woods, Norfolk

    Abbeystead estate, Lancashire

    Swardeston Common

    Shouldham, Downham Market

    New Forest

    Bramcote Woods, Bramcote

    Southend

    Colwick Wood, Nottingham

    Thieves Woods, Nottingham

    Nettleshall Heath, Diss

    Winterton Beach, Norfolk

    Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

    Alexandra Palace Park

    West Stow

    Fritton Woods, Lowestoft

    Pott Row Woods

    Rendlesham Forest

    Clowes Wood, Worcestershire

    Morton-in –Marsh, Cotswolds

    Holkham Beach

    Burnham Market

    Teversal

    Potters Heigham, Norfolk

    Carmarthenshire

    Llanelli

    Wokingham, Berkshire

    Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

    Guildford

    Browns Bay, Islandmagee, Northern Ireland

    The Devisdale, Altringham

    Tongham, Guildford

    Eccup Reservoir, Leeds

    Gorleston, Norfolk

    Epping Forest

    Littlehampton, West Sussex

    Charmouth, Dorset

    Hunstanton, Norfolk

    West Bilney Woods, Pentney

    Foxley Woods, Bawdeswell, Norfolk

    Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbyshire

    Lincol

    Boston, Lincolnshire

    Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

    Kingsteignton, Devon

    Pembrey, llanelli

    old | Animal Health Trust


    So any dogs walked in woodland with the following symptoms 24/72 hours after it might be an idea to be wary

    Clinical Signs



    The disease comes on very quickly, usually within 24-72 hours of having walked in a woodland area. The most common clinical signs reported are:
    •Vomiting
    •Diarrhoea (which can vary from watery to bloody)
    •Tummy (abdominal) pain
    •Lethargy (or reluctance to move)
    •Loss of appetite
    •Shaking or trembling
    •High temperature (fever)

    The most common clinical signs are sickness, diarrhoea and lethargy. If you suspect your dog is showing symptoms of SCI then please contact your vet immediately.

    Prime time seems August to November

    Clinical Signs | Animal Health Trust
     
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    Was interesting about the mites.

    Glad you added the extra area's sleddog as its not just the 5 sites they are collecting data on. Certainly know some dogs died after going to blidworth wood,thieves wood, haywood oaks and sherwood pines when it first came to light around 2009/10ish as was on the local news.

    Hope its not too long before they work it all out.
     
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    Me too its certainly not going away and spreading to other areas, think they are just concentrating on those areas as far as research as thats where it all started. Very worrying though.
     
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    Blimey we go to Mkt Bosworth a lot and Bertie has been sick a couple of days:eek: he's ok today tho:)
     
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    There seems to be no let up to it and there is other symptoms other then the vomitting so it looks like Bertie is safe. Is worrying though isnt it, but I suppose at least if your aware you can get help straight away if suspected. I think thats been the main problem people not putting two and two together and its been left too long without treatment mostly.
     
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    Oh god SDH I wish you hadn't posted that - I've been to at least 4 of those!!
     
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    i dont go near wooded areas now :( we use to go sherwood forest ,blidworth woods etc all the time :( i really hope they find out whats causing it soon,i miss our wood walks.
     
  12. Sled dog hotel

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    It comes on pretty quickly and is severe, so he is obviously OK, In a way if you do go there its better you are aware really would be easy to put it down to a normal tum upset at first otherwise.
     
  13. stranger23

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    MIL warned us a few weeks back not to walk in woods around august to november because of this.

    I miss the woods though but it has forced us to find other areas to go and we found some great fields :)
     
  14. simplysardonic

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    SDH, do you mean Horstead Woods? I couldn't find it on Google Maps, I walk occasionally at Horstead Mill, it's not a large area & the wooded bit is quite small, we mainly go for the swimming but I think we'll avoid the area now, just to be safe:(
     
  15. Sled dog hotel

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    Im not sure as that was a C&P straight off the Animal health trust site or one of them which I looked up. I knew there had been other suspected/reported areas since the original 5 sites that research is being done at where it originated. I put the link to the full site on there as well as the C&P so might be more info on that. I only C&P the list of areas because people dont always bother to open links and thought they would stand out more that way
    for people to check and become aware.
     
  16. terencesmum

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    Yes, us too!!!!! :eek:hmy:
     
  17. Sled dog hotel

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    The Animal Health Trust do stipulate that owners shouldnt be discouraged from walking in woodlands and these areas, it is just to raise awareness should it happen.

    Clinical Signs | Animal Health Trust

    There is a video on the above link in case you missed it.
     
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    There is also a warning sign at Thorsbury although it isn't on the list. Could the list be made a 'sticky'?
     
  19. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    It could be but a Mod has to be asked to do it I think.
     
  20. miti999

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    One of mine was diagnosed by the vet as having this seasonal illness in September.

    The only reason I took him to the vet was because of his complete lethargy. At first I thought he was enjoying a lie in but it became clear pretty quickly that he wasn't himself at all. It was so unlike him to be so, well, lethargic that something had to be wrong.

    I whipped him off to the vets where he diagnosed this illness. He recovered within three days or so with rest.
    But that was the only symptom, no vomiting or anything.
     
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