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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
 

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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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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.
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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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
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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Blimey we go to Mkt Bosworth a lot and Bertie has been sick a couple of days:eek: he's ok today tho:)
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!!
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.
 

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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 :)
 

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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:(
 

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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:(
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.
 

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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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