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Old 05-22-2019, 11:53 AM
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Default Testing of bear meat for Trichinosis

Does anyone know whether there is a lab in Calgary that can test bear meat for Trichinosis? Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:58 AM
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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.......
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:08 PM
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As long as you cook the meat to 160 then you are good.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:01 PM
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Pretty sure all those greasy bush pigs have it.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:09 PM
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yeah, they basically all have it from what I understand, same with pork. Cook until 160 deg and you are good to go regardless.
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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"
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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”.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:14 AM
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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.
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