Scientists Confirm Oregon Dogs Killed By Blue-Green Algae
Scientists at Oregon State University have confirmed that one of four dogs that died recently after drinking from an Oregon creek was poisoned by blue-green algae.
The dog, an 11-year-old husky named Kuta, tested positive for a neurotoxin released by the algae.
Four dogs suffered convulsions and died after visits to Elk Creek. Water samples confirmed the presence of blue-green algae in the creek.
The owner Kuta had another dog, a young blue heeler named Porter, who was also killed by the algae.
The toxic algae typically blooms in the summer in pools and slow-moving rivers.
Source: The Associated Press