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    liver fluke, possible dangers?

    So after shooting my first fallow I did the gralloch as expected.
    We noted that the live showed a possible sign of fluke. As it was dark I bagged it up for closer examination at home.
    On closer inspection I dissected it and found it had a small infection of liver fluke.
    I have discarded the liver.
    My question is that I would like to give the dog the raw bones of the deer to my dog. Also it has been suggested that the tongue can also be fed to the dog. Is this safe?
    Also is it safe for humans to eat the rest of the offal?
    Thanks
    Last edited by scubadog; 24-09-2013 at 16:44.

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    Liver fluke only effects the liver and possibly antler development. Everything else is safe to eat.

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    Thanks.
    I seem to remember that was the case, just needed to check my first one for piece of mind.

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    Liver fluke require an intermediate stage via a mud snail. You could swallow a live fluke and it would do you no harm.

    People can pick up the infective stage - eg by picking wild watercress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadog View Post
    So after shooting my first fallow I did the gralloch as expected.
    We noted that the live showed a possible sign of fluke. As it was dark I bagged it up for closer examination at home.
    On closer inspection I dissected it and found it had a small infection of liver fluke.
    I have discarded the liver.
    My question is that I would like to give the dog the raw bones of the deer to my dog. Also it has been suggested that the tongue can also be fed to the dog. Is this safe?
    Also is it safe for humans to eat the rest of the offal?
    Thanks
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    My dogs have had the ribs and the spine but have been told in the past don`t give them the weight bareing bones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
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    My dogs have had the ribs and the spine but have been told in the past don`t give them the weight bareing bones.
    I'm curious to know why Basil?

    I give my dog the leg bones. Not too many, maybe 3 a month.

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    No deer bones for my dog .. they are as sharp as razors when broken.

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    My dogs will eat everything from feet and heads to every bone. Never had a problem!

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    My dog loves them.
    The fallow pricket leg he is eating isn't sharp.
    I understand that heavy weight bearing bones can break teeth but the fallow pricket seems reasonably soft without splintering.

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    I think the theory is that they are more likely to splinter..
    Quote Originally Posted by reload View Post
    I'm curious to know why Basil?

    I give my dog the leg bones. Not too many, maybe 3 a month.

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