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Death of a dog attributed to the cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) hepatotoxin nodularin in South Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8691419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A bull terrier died after drinking water at the margin of Zeekoevlei near Cape Town. At the time, Zeekoevlei, a hypertrophic coastal lake, contained a bloom of the cyanobacteria Nodularia spumigena and Microcystis aeruginosa. The circumstances of the incident, clinical signs of poisoning and histopathology, which mainly revealed extensive liver damage, were consistent with cyanobacterial poisoning. The cyanobacterial bloom material contained 3.47 micrograms mg-1 dry weight of the pentapeptide hepatotoxin nodularin. It is inferred that the dog died of cyanobacterial hepatotoxicosis due to the ingestion of nodularin.
W R Harding; N Rowe; J C Wessels; K A Beattie; G A Codd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the South African Veterinary Association     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1019-9128     ISO Abbreviation:  J S Afr Vet Assoc     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-29     Completed Date:  1996-08-29     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503122     Medline TA:  J S Afr Vet Assoc     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Scientific Services Branch, City Engineer's Department, Cape Town, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / etiology*
Marine Toxins / poisoning*
Poisoning / veterinary
South Africa
Water Microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Marine Toxins

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