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Impact from a cattle waste lagoon rupture on a downstream fish farm: a case study

New article published in Ecología Austral

December 1st, 2004

de la Torre A., Dominguez L., Gonzalez M., Aguayo S., Carballo M. and Munoz MJ.


A retrospective diagnosis of a massive fish mortality in an aquaculture facility was
performed following a cattle waste effluent spill to a river used as source for the fish farm. The
level of suspended solids and non-ionised ammonia (NH3) reaching the farm were estimated
based on concentrations in the animal waste and the dilution factor in the river. The calculations
indicate that both concentrations were higher in the fish farm after the leakage than the lethal
concentrations reported in water quality criteria for freshwater fish. Therefore, these calculations
tie the cattle waste leakage to the fish kills observed.





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Impact from a cattle waste lagoon rupture on a downstream fish farm: a case study

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Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Identificación y Caracterización Microbiana (ICM). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111








TITLE: Impact from a cattle waste lagoon rupture on a downstream fish farm: a case study


TYPE: Article


AUTHORS: de la Torre A., Dominguez L., Gonzalez M., Aguayo S., Carballo M. and Munoz MJ.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez

JOURNAL: Ecología Austral


LANGUAJE: English


ISBN: 1667-782X


NUMERATION: 14:135-139


DATE: December 1st, 2004


PUBLISHING COMPANY: Asociación Argentina de Ecología



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de la Torre A., Dominguez L., Gonzalez M., Aguayo S., Carballo M. and Munoz MJ. Impact from a cattle waste lagoon rupture on a downstream fish farm: a case study.. Ecología Austral. 14:135-139. Asociación Argentina de Ecología. ISBN: 1667-782X. 2004. (Article)


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