Salinity high

Summary Information

Classification Physical / Water conditions / Type:

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

Synonyms --
  • Highly saline water bodies may be utilized by waterfowl and are particularly attractive when other, less saline water bodies are frozen over.
  • Salt crystallizing out of solution, for example as temperature drops, may be deposited on feathers in large amounts.
  • Although waterfowl may be able to utilize salt water for drinking, development of the supraorbital salt gland to increase salt excretion takes time, therefore if birds which have been drinking fresh water suddenly have access to salt water only, the bird may be unable to cope with the extra salt load and develop salt toxicity (Salt Poisoning). Young ducklings also are less able to tolerate high salt intake.
Directly associated diseases entered into Wildpro
  • Capture Myopathy (Exertional Myopathy, Stress Myopathy, Exertional Rhabdomyolysis, Overstraining Disease, Polymyopathy, White Muscle Disease, Transport Myopathy, Spastic Paresis, Muscle Necrosis, Leg Paralysis, Muscular Dystrophy, Degenerative Myopathy, Idiopathic Muscle Necrosis, White Muscle Stress Syndrome)
  • Drowning
  • Salt Encrustation

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