Pomacea maculata
Pomacea maculata
(giant applesnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID7368
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionIn lab trials Pomacea maculata fed on Aetokthonos hydrillicola confirmed to have the toxin causing Avian vacuolar myelinopathy present. The same Pomacea maculata that fed on the contaminated Aetokthonos hydrillicola were then fed to chickens. This resulted in all 5 chickens in the study developing brain lesions consistent with Avian vacuolar myelinopathy.
Reference42280
Great Lakes RegionNo
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