- 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.
associated diseases entered into Wildpro
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)
- Salt Encrustation