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Salt toxicosis in waterfowl in North Dakota (USA)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

About 150 waterfowl died and another 250 became weak and lethargic from suspected salt poisoning after using White Lake, a highly saline lake in Mountrail County, North Dakota. Frigid temperatures made fresh water unavailable, forcing the birds to ingest the saline waters with resultant toxic effects. Sick birds recovered when removed from the salt water and released into fresh water marshes. Brain sodium levels were higher in dead geese submitted for necropsy than in controls.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Salt toxicosis in waterfowl in North Dakota (USA)
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
23
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 443-446
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
443
Last page:
446
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
USA
State:
ND
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N