Toxic algae blamed for deaths of 4 cows

1:28 PM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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DACULA, Ga. -- University of Georgia researchers say toxic algae killed four cows on a farm in metro Atlanta.

The researchers determined the algae was found in a pond in the Dacula area. The cows' deaths occurred in May and June.

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UGA researchers say above-average temperatures and an influx of nutrients from the surrounding pasture helped to create the algae bloom that killed the cows.

The university said in a statement that property owners should be vigilant about keeping livestock and pets out of water that has become discolored or opaque.

(Associated Press)

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