CYANOBACTERIUM, BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, POISONING IN BIRDS
 
Description    Blue-green algal blooms have been associated with waterfowl mortality.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Generalized weakness, Hypothermia, Increased frequency of swallowing, Increased mortality in flocks of birds, Increased respiratory rate, Lacrimation, Mucoid nasal discharge, Neck weakness, Opisthotonus, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Degernes LA. Waterfowl Toxicology: A Review. Vet Clin N A Exotic Anim Pract 2008;11:283 [Web Reference]
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