Cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) poisoning of livestock in the western Cape Province of South Africa.

@article{Halderen1995CyanobacterialA,
  title={Cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) poisoning of livestock in the western Cape Province of South Africa.},
  author={A van Halderen and William R. Harding and Jeannette Wessels and Dr. J. Rud Schneider and Erwin Heine and Juliana van der Merwe and Jean Fourie},
  journal={Journal of the South African Veterinary Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          260-4
        }
}
Three outbreaks of cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) poisoning involving cattle and sheep are described. In 2 of these acute mortality was followed by photodermatitis in some of the surviving animals. In all 3 outbreaks the hepatotoxicity of the water collected from the dams where the animals had been drinking was confirmed following the intraperitoneal administration to mice. Nodularia spumigena was the dominant cyanobacterium in the first 2 outbreaks, and Microcystis aeruginosa in the third… CONTINUE READING

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