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Old 01-07-2005, 05:42 PM
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Here is a news story about a hunter contacting Bovine Tuberculosis
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN (AP) -- A Michigan hunter has contracted bovine tuberculosis while gutting a deer he killed in October in Alcona County.

State health officials say the unidentified man cut his hand while removing the innards of the deer. He sought medical attention after noticing lesions in the animal's chest cavity.

The man is the first living human known to have the strain of bovine TB that has been spreading to beef and dairy herds in the northern Lower Peninsula. Michigan is battling to control the outbreak.

The state has ordered testing of nearly one million cattle. Some herds have undergone multiple testing.

I whould not even know what to look for .
I will find out because I bow hunt the next county over.
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Old 01-07-2005, 07:21 PM
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Scary to think about this as another variable in hunting.
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:12 PM
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A local fella here about 5 years ago got flesh eating disease off a deer while he was cleaning it. He was dead within a few days.
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Old 01-08-2005, 03:02 PM
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Wow, this is scary. What is going on these days anyway? We had this problem in WI of chronic wasting disease since 2002, too. I guess a lot of people have a lot of questions about it. Here' s a link about it :
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/...th/issues/CWD/
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Old 01-08-2005, 03:49 PM
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TB has been a problem in Michigan for several years now (I want to say 90's but I could be wrong, 2000 for sure). I don't know too much from the wildlife standpoint but I have cattle friends in that part of the country and they are constantly having to test animals over and over again before they can ship them out of the state. Some states are real negative about letting them in requiring 2-3 tests spaced months apart. It is an economic nightmare.
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:39 AM
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The problem with TB is mostly confined to northern lower MI on the east side of the state. This particular deer was shot in Alcona county where they first discovered it.
The reason being that that area has huge hunt clubs that bait by the truckload which causes deer to do alot of nose to nose feeding spreading the TB. Or, at least they used to. Now illegal but I know that they are still doing it.
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