There are 25 dogs that have died after having bloody diarrhea recently, the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (Veterinærinstitut) reports.
The number of dogs affected by an unknown illness was sharply upgraded on Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) has received reports of sick dogs from veterinarians throughout the country, reports NRK.
“The dogs have the same symptoms that we have seen in several other dogs lately: vomiting and bloody diarrhea. It is still too early to say whether the new cases can be linked to each other,” says veterinarian and senior adviser Ole-Herman Tronerud of the Food Safety Authority.
“Two dead dogs have been agreed to be delivered to the Veterinary Institute for autopsy,” Tronerud told NTB on Saturday morning.
He emphasises that on Saturday it is not possible to determine whether these diseases can be linked to previously sick or dead animals.
An unknown disease has affected a number of dogs lately. The dogs have had vomiting and bloody diarrhea. The cause was not found after four dogs were autopsied.
At a press conference on Friday, the Veterinary Institute stated that two bacteria had been found at the autopsies, but it has not yet been clarified whether this is the cause of the outbreak.
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