Apparent paralytic shellfish poisoning in captive herring gulls fed commercial scallops

Michael Gochfeld, Joanna Burger

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This report describes an acute poisoning event observed in captive herring gull (Larus argentatus) chicks fed a batch of store-bought scallops. They developed a characteristic acute syndrome, that has not hitherto been reported in birds and the cause of which remains to be identified. We suggest that it is a variant of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) insofar as it was paralytic and caused by shellfish. However, analyses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to identify known toxins (saxitoxins, brevetoxins, domoic acid) in the scallops were negative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-415
Number of pages5
JournalToxicon
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 1998

Fingerprint

Shellfish Poisoning
Pectinidae
Shellfish
Charadriiformes
Saxitoxin
Birds
United States Food and Drug Administration
Poisoning

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology

Cite this

@article{d0af12ae3c344cfb93be3a36eb356e0d,
title = "Apparent paralytic shellfish poisoning in captive herring gulls fed commercial scallops",
abstract = "This report describes an acute poisoning event observed in captive herring gull (Larus argentatus) chicks fed a batch of store-bought scallops. They developed a characteristic acute syndrome, that has not hitherto been reported in birds and the cause of which remains to be identified. We suggest that it is a variant of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) insofar as it was paralytic and caused by shellfish. However, analyses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to identify known toxins (saxitoxins, brevetoxins, domoic acid) in the scallops were negative.",
author = "Michael Gochfeld and Joanna Burger",
year = "1998",
month = "3",
day = "26",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.1016/S0041-0101(97)00106-2",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "36",
pages = "411--415",
journal = "Toxicon",
issn = "0041-0101",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "2",

}

Apparent paralytic shellfish poisoning in captive herring gulls fed commercial scallops. / Gochfeld, Michael; Burger, Joanna.

In: Toxicon, Vol. 36, No. 2, 26.03.1998, p. 411-415.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Apparent paralytic shellfish poisoning in captive herring gulls fed commercial scallops

AU - Gochfeld, Michael

AU - Burger, Joanna

PY - 1998/3/26

Y1 - 1998/3/26

N2 - This report describes an acute poisoning event observed in captive herring gull (Larus argentatus) chicks fed a batch of store-bought scallops. They developed a characteristic acute syndrome, that has not hitherto been reported in birds and the cause of which remains to be identified. We suggest that it is a variant of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) insofar as it was paralytic and caused by shellfish. However, analyses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to identify known toxins (saxitoxins, brevetoxins, domoic acid) in the scallops were negative.

AB - This report describes an acute poisoning event observed in captive herring gull (Larus argentatus) chicks fed a batch of store-bought scallops. They developed a characteristic acute syndrome, that has not hitherto been reported in birds and the cause of which remains to be identified. We suggest that it is a variant of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) insofar as it was paralytic and caused by shellfish. However, analyses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to identify known toxins (saxitoxins, brevetoxins, domoic acid) in the scallops were negative.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031981799&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031981799&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - https://doi.org/10.1016/S0041-0101(97)00106-2

DO - https://doi.org/10.1016/S0041-0101(97)00106-2

M3 - Article

C2 - 9620589

VL - 36

SP - 411

EP - 415

JO - Toxicon

JF - Toxicon

SN - 0041-0101

IS - 2

ER -