Dog poisonings associated with a Microcystis aeruginosa bloom in the Netherlands

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Abstract

In early autumn 2011, three dogs died after they had been exposed to a Microcystis aeruginosa bloom on Lake Amstelmeer, The Netherlands. The cyanobacterial scum from the lake contained up to 5.27 × 103 ?g g-1 dry-weight microcystin, the vomit of one of the dogs contained on average 94 ?g microcystin g-1 dry-weight. In both cases, icrocystin-LR was the most abundant variant. This is the first report of dog deaths associated with a Microcystis bloom and microcystin poisoning in The Netherlands. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-567
JournalToxins
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • blue-green-algae
  • cyanobacterial toxins
  • 1st report
  • benthic cyanobacteria
  • anatoxin-a
  • lake
  • neurotoxicosis
  • diversity
  • identification
  • heptapeptides

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