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Bjorn
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Some people seem to think hogs are more likely to transmit disease maybe because they are ugly? Well animals are equal when it comes to that so wear your gloves for all or none-you decide.
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Rattus58
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quote:
Originally posted by Bowjangle:
Do you NEED to wear gloves when clean a hog? I've heard it both ways. If you don't have a cut on your hands and forarms aren't you okay? Or,is it the safe thing to do to always slip on rubber gloves?
I don't think ole timers did and don't think Arkansas ole timers particularly did and don't remember any talk about the diseases they got from cleaning hogs.
I'd like both some advice and a poll of you hog hunters.
Charles

In Hawaii, you can easily get leptospirosis from the blood through a cut... fairly nasty affliction... and if not diagnosed properly...fatal.

With goats and other animals, gloves helps keep from transferring dirt and "smells" (goats etc) to the meat when you're careful.

I ALWAYS use surgical gloves which I buy by the box for cheap....

The only bit I have is that they are hot... but that is better than diseased...

Much Aloha... [Cool]

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Any feral hogs I kill..I give them to the buzzards.In my opinion these hogs are the nastiest in the world. I have seen them eat everything from rotten dead cattle to eating the mature of deer. [nono]
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I have been a licensed falconer since 1994. I use trained hawks to catch wild game with. In 1998 I caught a squirrel with a red tail hawk I had at the time. The date was December 17th. It was a mild winter, as I cleaned the squirrel and it was noticeably thin. Two days later I felt like I had the flu this lasted 5 days I felt like I was going to die! I went to the doctor and he in fact told me I was dying but he couldnt figure out why, my heart and lungs were failing. I was admitted to the hospital ASAP. An infectious disease doctor was interviewing me asking if I ate any bloody meat? yes last month..nope too long ago not Burcellocis(SP?), Have you been exposed to raw sewage? yep at work two weeks back...nope cant be whatever it was he said..my wife says probably those damned hawks..he asks what I do with them, I tell him, he asks if any game recently cleaned was sick lately I tell him about the thin squirrel, with the bad coat, some ticks, it was sick...Textbook case of Tularemia, he says, orders IV antibiotics, a near death experience that night, and the next day I am on the road to recovery. For a week I didnt do anything but lay in a hospital bed Ididnt eat for two week I dont want to describe the vomiting and diareah but it was vile nothing but water literally for the first week in the hospital. The whole time I had doctors of all manner coming in with clipboards looking at me as if I was some type of unbelievable freak from Ripleys believe it or not.When I recovered the infectious disease doctor came in and told me had you not quit smoking 3 months before you would be dead. He also said he had seen two cases of this before. One was a little boy who buried a dead rabbit he found in the backyard he died, later they figured out in autopsy what he had ..Tularemia. Another was a man who hunted some jackrabbits in Kansas cam home died and he too, autopsy...Tularemia..I love to hunt I live to hunt. During hunting season my whole life if I rasie my hands to my face I can smell blood on them from cleaning game 5-7 days a week,literally, its in my soul. Two weeks after I get out of the hospiatl I was able to get out with my reliable old red tail her name was shotgun her first flight she caught a cottontail. I pulled out the rubber gloves, dispatched the rabbit that was in her feet, and gently pulled its front leg off for her so I could take the bunny from her without a fuss. As I pulled the leg off the scapula on the front leg of the rabbit cut my left palm to the bone! A friend of mine with me that day says I have a deathwish. I pulled off the gloves and from that day forward I dont use rubber gloves, I still hunt, I clean game with my barehands,I do however refuse to clean game if it is sick looking or acting, or if the liver is diseased and I always carry a water, soap, rubbing alcohol solution in a jug, to clean up with everytime I clean game. Be careful, bacteria is invisible. I could see the squirrel was sick and went against my better judgement, it nearly cost my life.
Thanks,
Chris

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I always have on hand several pairs of insemination gloves, they go up to your shoulder and prevent any blood from getting on your hands, arms, or shirtsleeves.

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Lately, I have been wearing gloves on all critters I start cutting on. More so for the clean up factor. But for pigs I will double glove.
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quote:
I remember some old saying...an ounce of prevention is worth a penny earned or something? [/QB]
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. [Wink]

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I wear those long disposable gloves that come up to your armpits and then I put surg. gloves over that to snug for better feel. Protection plus, clean up is a whiz. If I touch something like bowel, I strip off the surg. gloves and put on another pair. Easy. I use when I clean anything, even big fish.
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TDHunter
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Gloves are cheap! cheap! and are a great Idea for many different animals.

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WOW GOOD INFO...

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I rarely ever wear gloves and throughout the year il clean everything that we have a hunting/fishing season on. No problems....Yet. It is really scary when you take a wildlife disease course and see what is out there and I for one will tell yall that its better safe than sorry. Now I just need to learn to take my own advice
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I have had two friends in the past year nearly die from swine brucelosis. They both have killed hundreds of hogs, one always wears gloves the other never used to.
I've read that it can be contracted simply by breathing it in and doesn't have to get into a cut, necessarily.
I always wear gloves now when cleaning them.

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From my Understanding you can contract Brucelosis just from breathing it in.

I very seldom use glove's, i prob should but skin so many it difficult to keep enough gloves.
Like mentioned though they are cheap, and worth using

I have started to carry Dettol "Instant hand sanitizer" in my pack
if you kill and cut up a lot of hogs or any animals for that matter
look it up
put some in your pack
works great

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I've cleaned hundreds of hogs and other critters with no problems. After reading this thread, seems maybe I've been lucky!

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universal precautions, if blood is going to be involved i wear gloves, and always wash my hands afterwards. the cost is so cheap it does not make sense not to use them
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