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post Jul 29 2008, 09:07 PM
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Ok....got my new Gander Mountain Diamond TecHunter Elite and am ready to go kill my first hog, of which I seem to have plenty lately. BUT, this week a game biologist came out and talked with folks about the hog "problem" and told a lot of folks about hogs carrying diseases etc, and how about 20% are infected with this or that....now I am having second thoughts. I also have a meat grnder and was just going to make pan sausage, but now am wondering if it is safe......how can I take the meat and make sausage without getting sick or causing other problems? thanks in advance!
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post Jul 29 2008, 09:11 PM
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Its shouldn't affect the meat as long as you are careful handling it and dont eat the eyes, lymph nodes or ingest any spinal fluid. That's where most pathogens are carried in wild animals but its hard to tell without knowing exactly which disease it is.


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post Jul 30 2008, 04:33 PM
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Most all wild animals can carry diseases and will get infected with something or another in their life... most people do too. It's just that people have doctors and medicines to combat the infections and ways to prevent, control, and cure diseases. At any rate, wild hogs are safe to eat, just as safe as many of the other wild game animals people eat. Just make sure that you are careful when cleaning it and handling the raw meat. Wash your hands well and wash your knives and grinder. Then, when you eat it, make sure you cook it thoroughly. Just follow the basic rules for any kind of wild game handling and cooking and you will be fine.
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post Jul 30 2008, 09:12 PM
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One of the big illnesses you can get from pork is trychanosis, which is a parasite commonly found in pigs. It's pretty much uncommon anymore in farm-raised animals, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out that it's very common in wild hogs. Cooking pork through and through to the prescribed temp (160 degress maybe?) kills anything in the meat that could make you sick, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. I don't know if you have some sort of epidemic in your neck of the woods, but around here wild hogs are fine and common table fare. Shoot, eat and enjoy!


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post Jul 30 2008, 09:36 PM
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Should be fine, handle like other wild game, cook thoroughly!


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post Aug 18 2008, 09:16 PM
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Should be fine, handle like other wild game, cook thoroughly!


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