January 24, 2020

Our study documenting microcystin poisoning of while pelicans at the Birmingham Zoo is finally out.  Since this project started, we have worked with the zoo to improve the water quality of the moats to protect animal health.  Nice job leading this effort, Stephanie!  McCain, S., R. R. Sim, E. W. Howerth, S. Aschenbroich, S. G.M. Kirejczyk, B. McHale, C. Jerry, J. J. Kottwitz, A. E. Wilson, and R. McManamon. 2020. Myonecrosis and death due to presumed microcystin toxicosis in American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhyncos). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine51(2):407-415. (PDF)