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Feb 12, 2010 11:00 AM by APNewsNow

Fewer geese dying in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's wildlife veterinarian says the die-off of snow geese in south and central Louisiana seems to have subsided.
James LaCour of the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says he expects test results within days from the Wisconsin-based National Wildlife Health Center.
There were scattered reports of dead or sick snow geese earlier this winter, with more than 100 confirmed in the Gueydan area.
LaCour tells The Advocate that the most likely cause is aflatoxosis - a toxin from a fungus that grows on wet grain.
LaCour said it does not appear that any other waterfowl have been affected.
Information from: The Advocate,

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