|09-27-2013, 11:46 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
wild hog raw food
I've got access to small/young 35-40# wild hog(s). Ranchers here in Texas will all but pay you to get rid of them.
I'll have them processed - but have no idea what to ask the processor for.
ground meat with ground bone?
what (if any) bones can my dog eat?
can she make a meal of this (very lean) meat or should I add it to her other meat?
anything I forgot to ask?
thanks in advance
|09-27-2013, 01:19 PM||#2 (permalink)|
The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
I feed raw pork and my dogs do well on it - for bones I usually stick to pork ribs and pork hocks. I also feed pork liver, spleen, and kidney.
There is however the risk of Trichinosis in Wild Hogs,
CDC - Trichinellosis - Trichinellosis Information for Hunters
I've read that freezing for several weeks kills the trichinosis larvae and cysts, but apparantly the type found in wild game is resistant to freezing:
Trichinosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Scroll down to "Food Preparation")
Myself I would avoid feeding RAW bear and raw wild hog. Though if I could get some for free, I'd cook it up and feed that in addition to their raw diet.
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|09-27-2013, 01:45 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Texas
There is a test that can be done, but I think it runs about $300 a sample.
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