Please read this- Taking Dogs in the New Frorest

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Have just heard a report on the radio that dogs have been becoming ill and dying in and around the Fordingbridge area of the New Forest. Investigations are underway by the water authorities and forestry commission. Sorry, I don't have anymore details but thought as so many motorhome folks have dogs, I would spread the word.
     
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    I just heard that too. Worrying for dog owners in that area:Eek!:

    If you are not a dog owner I suspect the normally full New Forest campsites will have some vacancies this Easter.
     
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    There has been a similar problem in Thetford Forest for a couple of years .... I wonder if it's the same. As far as I know the source is yet to be found.
     
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    We were there during Christmas when more of the forest was under water than above it. Maybe with all the rivers that burst banks and sewerage systems that must have been overwhelmed it has caused problems in the many ponds in the forest that don't get a regular flow of water - just a thought. Our dog was in every available bit of water we came across, think she is part terrier and part fish!:RollEyes:
     
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    three main areas to be aware of,
    [HI]Fordingbridge, Thetford forest, and Clumber park[/HI],
    it appears there are tics that carry the deadly disease in these places and there is no known cure so do please be careful if you have dogs.
     
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    It has been a problem around West Norfolk too.

    We have never had problems with our two and just carry on regardless. They drink from puddles and must have cast iron stomachs. I wonder if they have built up immunity from the local forest bugs?

    All the news reports of dogs dying seem to involve people visiting the area on holiday. I wonder if this is a factor in these cases?
     
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    Both the club sites at Sandringham have issued warnings in the past, I blame those corgis. :Smile:
     
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    Sandringham, Thetford and Clumber seem to be prone to Seasonal Canine Illness, which usually occurs between August and November so Fordingbridge is maybe something else?
     
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    It sounds like something different. This is the article currently on the BBC News Webiste http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21698837.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, I have taken the liberty of posting about this on another forum.
     
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