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Information about Type E Botulism in Michigan's Wildlife
Type E botulism has been confirmed in the deaths of many fish-eating waterfowl and diving ducks along the beaches of northern Lake Michigan. For more information about Botulism in Wildlife, visit the Wildlife Disease Manual.
Type E Botulism Outbreaks: A Manual for Beach Managers and the Public
Collection and Disposal of Carcasses
Collection of Carcasses for Submission and Examination
Information for Lake Michigan Property Owners
Information for Waterfowl Hunters
Citizens should contact one of the individuals on the Northern Lake Michigan Botulism contact list below. If unable to do this, the nearest DNR Wildlife Office should be contacted and arrangements made to deliver the specimens to the office. It may be possible for DNR personnel to pick up specimens, but it may be necessary to deliver them. DNR field personnel will forward the specimens to the DNR wildlife Disease Lab in Lansing for necropsy and botulism testing.
NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN BOTULISM CONTACT LIST