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Serious illness in dogs in Norway

  • An increased number of cases of severe haemorrhagic gastroenteritis (inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has led to the death of several dogs in Norway in the last weeks.
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In recent weeks several dogs in Norway have become suddenly ill and died.

Serious illness in dogs in Norway

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is investigating the cause in close collaboration with The Norwegian Food Safety Authority and The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (VI).

Autopsy of dogs has so far not provided an answer to what is causing this serious issue, but the Norwegian Veterinary Institute reports that all had similar signs of serious bowel disease, with bloody content in the small intestines.

In some of the sampled dogs there has been found a mixed culture of Providencia alcalifaciens and Clostridium perfringens in the gut. But we can’t conclude that these are the cause of the symptoms we see.

Read more about this at The Food Safety Authority's website and The Norwegian Veterinary Institute's website - including advise to dog owners in Norway.  

Media may contact VI's Director of Communications, Asle Haukaas.

 

 

Published 11. September 2019 - 9:14 - Updated 11. September 2019 - 9:27