Pets should not be allowed to drink from water that contains blue-green algae
, nor allowed to lick their fur after swimming in it.
The early signs of blue-green algae
exposure are seizures, diarrhea, vomiting, twitching and weakness.
The BVA has spoken of the confirmed presence of blue-green algae
in water bodies across the UK, warning owners to look out for symptoms should their dog drink water containing the potentially deadly toxin.
"Contact with blue-green algae
can cause adverse medical effects so members of the public are advised to stay away from the water and keep dogs on a lead, avoiding the immediate area.
Here's the advice from the EA: "Bloom and scum forming blue-green algae
can produce toxins.
These are the signs you should look out for if you suspect your dog may have blue-green algae
poisoning, according to the Blue Cross website.
'The presence of liya in Laguna de Bay is a natural part of the aquatic ecosystem and is not a threat to public health unlike the impact of blue-green algae
,' it said.
We would hope no one would eat fish from waters visibly contaminated by blue-green algae
, if only because even fishing in those waters would be repulsive.
Bridgend Council confirmed last week that blue-green algae
has now developed in water near Tremains Wood, Brackla.
has been found which will make them ill."
blooms, often referred to as HABs or "harmful algae blooms," are overgrowths of cyanobacteria.
Discovery Air Fire Services utilizing new technology to spot blue-green algae
from the air, changing name to MAG Aerospace Canada
State health authorities issued a warning Monday about toxic blue-green algae
at Odell Lake, 75 miles southeast of Eugene off Highway 58 in the Cascade Range.
A post on the Greenhead Park Facebook page says: "It would appear there could be a potential outbreak of blue-green algae
in the lake at Greenhead, so whilst we get the water tested it is important that you keep both yourself and your pets out of the lake at all times.
In a study published in the journal Technology, a team led by Concordia engineering professor Muthukumaran Packirisamy describe their invention: a power cell that harnesses electrical energy from the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae