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by der Teufel
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7613

Re: Feral Hogs

TomsTXCHL wrote:My wife had "feral pork" and said it was good. I never have. Are there any diseases one has to worry about? I heard it can't be distributed e.g. to the needy because it's not inspected...

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It is my understanding that the meat cannot be donated to charity, but I may be wrong. Venison can be donated, although I believe it must be processed professionally. Here again, I may be wrong. I'll defer to others with more knowledge.

There are some diseases such as Brucellosis and Pseudorabies (probably the two biggest concerns) that feral hogs can carry, along with parasites like roundworm, liver flukes, and trichinosis.

Info at: feralhogs.tamu.edu/files/2011/08/Feral-Hogs-and-Disease-Concerns.pdf
and also: icwdm.org/Publications/pdf/Feral%20Pig/Txferalhogs.pdf

I ALWAYS wear nitrile gloves when I'm skinning and cutting up a hog. ALWAYS!!
I also have an old pair of work gloves that I put on when I'm hauling one out of a field in order to bring it in for skinning.
by der Teufel
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7613

Re: Feral Hogs

tyree wrote:Wow! That is a lot of work. I bet you ARE worn out!
Seriously! Hope you had lots of help. I get worn out doing just two or three.

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