Summary Information
Classification Chemicals / Complex Chemical Agents / Type:

(This chemicals section is currently predominantly used in Wildpro to link different data types and demonstrate inter-relationships. It does not contain detailed information on the chemical itself.)

Alternative Names --
  • Sodium or potassium salts of oleic, palmic, stearic or other higher aliphatic acids.
  • Anionic, go into aqueous solution.
  • Dipolar, with one end hydrophylic, the other end lipophilic.
  • Act as cleansing agents, solubilize oil and grease.
  • May be combined with disinfectants.
  • Inactivated by calcium or molybdenum ions, forming an insoluble scum.


Taxa Groups (hyperlinked if included as Wildpro Modules) containing host species which have been recorded as infected by this organism.
Associated Waterfowl Diseases Chilling / Hypothermia (Exposure) Waterfowl Disease Summary Hypothermia and hypoglycaemia, mainly seen in juveniles, also in adults in cold conditions which have lost the insulative properties of feathers and/or have low energy reserves.
Waterfowl in which the associated disease has been recorded.
Wet Feather (Shaft-lice Infection, Sooty Mould Exposure) Waterfowl Disease Summary Feather structure damage leading to loss of waterproofing.
Waterfowl in which the associated disease has been recorded.

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