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Cyanobacterial poisoning threat grows with warming temperatures


July 8, 2019

NDSU Extension is starting to receive reports of blue-green algae in stock ponds used for livestock water. In addition, several water samples submitted to the NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have tested positive for cyanobacteria.

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins that are

harmful to livestock, wildlife and people. “The growth of this bacteria is facilitated by the high temperatures common in July and August,” says Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University Extension

livestock environmental stewardship specialist” Blue-green algae often occurs...

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