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Record number 447372
Title Dog poisonings associated with a Microcystis aeruginosa bloom in the Netherlands
Author(s) Lurling, M.; Faassen, E.J.
Source Toxins 5 (2013)3. - ISSN 2072-6651 - p. 556 - 567.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/toxins5030556
Department(s) Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) blue-green-algae - cyanobacterial toxins - 1st report - benthic cyanobacteria - anatoxin-a - lake - neurotoxicosis - diversity - identification - heptapeptides
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.
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