Title

Cyanobacteria Poisoning (Blue-green Algae)

(V1136, Reviewed April 2021)
Summary
Drinking water from stagnant ponds and dugouts during hot, dry weather can cause sudden death in animals. This water can contain certain species of cyanobacteria (glue-green algae) are toxic. Cyanobacteria produce neuro and liver toxins that are poisonous to nearly all livestock, wildlife and humans.
Lead Author
Lead Author:
Revised by Miranda A. Meehan, Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist
Other Authors

Michelle Mostrom, Veterinary Toxicologist

Availability
Availability:
Web only