Norway registers new cases of dogs getting bloody diarrhea

Analyzes of samples from dogs.Analyzes of samples from dogs.Photo: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB scanpix

Several new cases of bloody diarrhea have been detected among dogs in Norway, reminiscent of the extensive and unexplained outbreak of the disease last autumn.

Last autumn, several hundred dogs became ill with bloody diarrhea.

At the time, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority was unable to find the source of the extensive outbreak.

In recent weeks, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has again received several reports of dogs that have become ill with bloody diarrhea, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

There is currently no suspicion of a new outbreak like the 2019 one, but the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Veterinary Institute are monitoring the situation closely.

“We are not that worried about a similar outbreak right now, but you can never predict what will happen and how large the extent of the outbreak could become,” Ole Hermann Tronerud, a veterinarian and senior adviser in the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, told NRK.

So far, at least 20 cases of dogs with bloody diarrhea have been registered.

“There have also been reports of some dogs that have died, but we do not know those can be linked to this (i.e. bloody diarrhea) yet,” Tronerud concluded.  

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