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.