Testing quality of farm pond water

Asked August 11, 2019, 1:57 PM EDT

We’ve been reading about blue/green algae killing dogs that have been swimming and playing in ponds We have a 3 acre lake in our farm that our 9 month old lab puppies love to swim play and train in. They’ve been ill couple times over last couple of months for non conclusive issues We’ve started to wonder if it is our pond Not sure how/where or whether to have our pond’s water looked at or tested HELP!

Jessamine County Kentucky

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Greetings from the Jessamine County Extension Office,

There seems to be a lot of concern about Blue-Green Algae in our ponds and water ways. Dr. Michelle Arnold, DVM-Ruminant Extension Veterinarian (UKVDL) recently posted and article in the August edition of the "Off The Hoof" publication.

Frequently Asked Questions about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Farm Ponds used to Water Livestock

I am attaching the newsletter. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Steve Musen

(859) 885-4811