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Thread: Gross cyst - safe to eat (the deer I mean)?

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    Gross cyst - safe to eat (the deer I mean)?

    This cyst was hanging from this doe. She looked healthy although her stomach seemed jam packed full of food and her intestines the same. There doesnt seem to be anything that attaches from the cyst to the internal organs of the deer, it seems like a flesh wound. I didn;t cut it up yet (its pretty gross). It was attached near where a belly button would appear on a human and it basically sagged there attached by very little. Is it safe to eat the deer? Should I have it tested? Right now its quartered and chilling. I'd rather not process it if the meat is not good help!















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    Man thats awful! I'm always scared to eat one after I find something like that! I have it built up in my head that it could give me cancer. HEHEHE
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    Them cyst is good eatin

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    No big deal

    Ask your local game processor, these guys see all kinds of strange things. Personally, I'd bone out the carcass, paying attention for any other abnormalities. If none are found, grind the meat. Eat it well done for safety's sake. Good luck.

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    Ain't nothin harmful there. I thought you canadians were into that kind of thing?

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    That deer will eat fine....cook as usual.....Solo

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    in the beef industry they cut things even worse than that off the meat that ends up on supermarket shelves i just wonder what they really do with all the tumors and cyst's they hack off, probable ends up in hot dogs

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    Bump for anyone that knows for certain what it is! I tried to call the local MNR so see what they say.

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    It's called deer fibroma, or deer warts. they are harmless to the deer, and to the rest of the meat. it is only a skin disease. the only way it harms the health of the deer or the rest of the meat, is if one of the warts breaks open or gets cut somehow, it then becomes vulnerable to a common bacterial infection like any other wound would. It is only skin deep, and does not effect the health of the deer in any way. hear is a pic of a y buck from my trail cam, If you want more info, google "deer warts".
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    that's one deer that's going to live a long life - cause I don't think many people are gonna be shooting it!

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    Thanks that looks like what it was:

    I killed a deer recently that had big wart-looking growths on its shoulders. What are they, and is it OK to eat the meat?

    The technical term for the growths are cutaneous fibromas, although they are commonly known as warts in people. Cutaneous fibromas are black or gray hairless tumors found on the skin of white-tailed deer. They range from marble-sized to as big as a softball. Often appearing in clumps, they are not usually a serious health concern for individual deer, except in rare cases where they interfere with vision or eating. This condition does not adversely affect deer population levels.

    Fibromas are caused by a virus specific to deer that is spread by biting insects and possibly direct contact, though not transmissible to other species or humans. Most of the time, it is safe to eat the meat as the tumors only involve the skin. You should discard any carcass with large fibromas that look like they have been injured and become infected since secondary infections are possible.

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    yep, you got it. sounds like you found the same info i did when i searched after getting pics of this deer. If he grows to be a monster, he's getting a cx with a slick trick for treatment of them warts. It would be a cool mount.
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    Good to hear you found out what it was Billert!

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    eww thats gross...hahaha

    meat still looks good though!!
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    Meat should be fine.

    You guys ought to see what type of animals they make sausage and pepperoni out of for all the pizza. Pretty sorry looking bunch of pigs, old boars, and downer sows.

    Seen a truck from a certain company once loading up a bunch of meat and asked him what they use it for and that is what they said. He said once the make pepperoni out of it tou can't taste or smell the tainted smell of the old boars.

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    cyst

    jdm that is one ugly looking deer. billert I would eat the deer, after talking to the local processor. looks like the cyst was all external.

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