TB Question.

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  1. MNKK

    MNKK Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Say, I have a question,
    I was just reading some news (old) about the deer, and other animals, in MN that have been found with TB.
    Does this affect any of you guys? Doesn't TB go after the liver? If so, does it ruin anything else on the deer?

    I don't know about you guys, but if I downed a deer, I couldn't tell you if it had TB or not. Not that it is looking that I will have that problem this year.:cry: But, is there some tell tale signs that a deer has this?
     
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    I'm not an expert, but I don't think that it normally harms the liver. It's primarily a lung infection, but it can attack other systems, such as the nervous, gastrointestinal, circulatory, and genitourinary system. I think the only other organ it effects is the skin. I use to be pre-med and we talked a little about it in cellular and molecular biology. As far as the deer, you probably shouldn't eat a sick deer because a lot of times, one infection can lead to another that might harm the meat. When you field dress a deer with TB it would probably have sores on it's lungs as well as other areas of the thoracic cavity. I would think it would be pretty evident. Thats just in my opinion.
     
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    MNKK Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thank you. I really havent looked into TB all that much. I just know that I have been tested for it a couple times in the Marines. Other than that, I never really knew what it was.
    So I would be able to tell if it had it? Thats comforting.
     
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    MNKK, The few pics I have seen here in Michigan of the TB deer when you go to gut them they had white polupes or sores all over the lungs. Walt
     
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    That's really interesting that deer are getting TB. How prevalent is it?
     

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