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Chukar Hunter 05-22-2019 11:53 AM

Testing of bear meat for Trichinosis
 
Does anyone know whether there is a lab in Calgary that can test bear meat for Trichinosis? Thanks.

303carbine 05-22-2019 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Chukar Hunter (Post 3979515)
Does anyone know whether there is a lab in Calgary that can test bear meat for Trichinosis? Thanks.

The easiest way to test it is throw a bbq.......:bad_boys_20:

flyon 05-22-2019 01:08 PM

As long as you cook the meat to 160 then you are good.

MooseRiverTrapper 05-22-2019 03:01 PM

Pretty sure all those greasy bush pigs have it.

mulecrazy 05-22-2019 03:09 PM

yeah, they basically all have it from what I understand, same with pork. Cook until 160 deg and you are good to go regardless.

Red Bullets 05-22-2019 10:36 PM

From the Mayo Clinic...

"Irradiation will kill parasites in wild-animal meat, and deep-freezing for three weeks kills trichinella in some meats. However, trichinella in bear meat does not die by freezing, even over a long period. Neither irradiation nor freezing is necessary if you ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked. May 18, 2018"

calgarychef 05-22-2019 11:27 PM

I would consider 160F to be the bare minimum for that nasty stuff. I’d go 165 or more..braising works for me 100C

Savage Bacon 05-23-2019 07:30 AM

I like the fact that if you get it, and later on something eats you, then they get it too!!

chuck 05-23-2019 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by mulecrazy (Post 3979561)
yeah, they basically all have it from what I understand, same with pork. Cook until 160 deg and you are good to go regardless.

Pork does not “all have it”.

kingrat 05-23-2019 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by chuck (Post 3979761)
Pork does not “all have it”.

Maybe 100 years ago, I thought today with all the antibiotics and whatever pork doesnt have it anymore.

birdbeast 05-23-2019 08:03 AM

This is true of Canadian pork. Not so with USA pork. They don't require the same standards as we do.

Bock Fever 05-23-2019 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by mulecrazy (Post 3979561)
yeah, they basically all have it from what I understand, same with pork. Cook until 160 deg and you are good to go regardless.

Not at all the same with pork. Unless you're buying free range at a farmer's market, all of our pork in Canada is raised indoors for this exact reason. You can absolutely eat medium rare pork. 160 for cougar, feral hog, bear because, like you said, if they live long enough, they will eventually get it.

gman1978 05-23-2019 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Bock Fever (Post 3979778)
Not at all the same with pork. Unless you're buying free range at a farmer's market, all of our pork in Canada is raised indoors for this exact reason. You can absolutely eat medium rare pork. 160 for cougar, feral hog, bear because, like you said, if they live long enough, they will eventually get it.

I became very sick last spring for over 10 days, they did every test under the son and finally found out what it was. I was tested for trick and beaver fever and all of that kind of stuff. I had to have interviews with public health asking me were I ate over the last two weeks prior to the sickness. They told me illness's that have not been present for years are making a comeback and a lot of them can be traced back to farmers markets. Most of the bugs come from feces!! and not animal!

Xbolt7mm 05-23-2019 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by chuck (Post 3979761)
Pork does not “all have it”.

Finally, Chuck,, after all this time we agree on something,Yaaaaaaaa

chuck 05-23-2019 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kingrat (Post 3979766)
Maybe 100 years ago, I thought today with all the antibiotics and whatever pork doesnt have it anymore.

Yes, that’s what I’m saying.

mulecrazy 05-26-2019 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by chuck (Post 3979761)
Pork does not “all have it”.

I totally had that one wrong in my head. my bad. thanks for the correction. for whatever reason I figured it still had it.


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