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Is it legal to eat feral hogs?

Feral Hogs Updated: December 06, 2013

 Yes. However, there are some diseases to be aware of when cleaning and eating feral hogs.  Feral hogs can carry parasites and diseases such as pseudorabies,...

Is it legal to sell feral hog meat in Texas?

Feral Hogs Updated: December 06, 2013

Feral hog meat may be sold in Texas to enter into commerce, but must be inspected prior to and after slaughter by either a United States Department of...

Vehicle Collisions with Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: November 05, 2013

Vehicle collisions with feral hogs (also called wild hogs and wild pigs; Sus scrofa) are known to occur in the United States.  As the population size of...

Protecting Yourself from Feral Hog Diseases

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

In the case of feral hogs infected with swine brucellosis, hunters are at risk while field dressing and processing carcasses.  Transmission via contaminated...

Feral Hogs: Friend or Foe?

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: June 11, 2013

Whether feral hogs are a friend or foe is a matter of perspective.  Opinions vary widely, ranging from apathy to eradicating a pest species or to the thrill...

Feral Hog Attacks on Humans

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Feral hog (also called wild hogs and wild pigs; Sus scrofa) attacks on people are rare and uncommon.  In the United States, four people have died from feral...

Pseudorabies Virus in Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Pseudorabies virus (PRV), also known as Aujeszky’s disease, is an infectious viral disease that is caused by the Suid herpesvirus 1 (SuHV-1).  The name...

Nuisance Problems with Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Although feral hogs (also called wild hogs and wild pigs; Sus scrofa) are a big game resource in the United States, these non-native animals are almost...

Quick Facts on Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Feral hog numbers are on the rise in the United States.  Likewise the problems they cause are also growing.  With attention on this invasive species, many...

Brucellosis in Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Swine brucellosis is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the bacterium Brucella suis, of which there are five biotypes or strains.  Brucellosis...

Feral Hog Diseases and Health Risks

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

In general, feral hogs have the potential to contract and transmit all of the diseases of domestic swine.  Because of this, feral hogs have the potential to...

Is swine flu a legitimate danger from feral hogs?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 31, 2012

Feral hogs are not known to cause swine flu.  However, people can catch 24 other diseases from feral hogs including brucellosis.  Safe field dressing,...

How can I protect myself from potential diseases carried by feral hogs?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 30, 2012

Hunters should take the following precautions:(1) use disposable rubber gloves, face mask, and protective eye-wear when dressing feral hogs;(2) minimize...

Are feral hog/vehicle collisions on the rise?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

Feral hog/vehicle collisions do seem to be on the rise.  Accidents often happen at night.  Feral hogs do not have bright eye shine like many other animals,...

What diseases do feral hogs carry or transmit?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

Feral hogs (wild pigs) are susceptible to a wide range of viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases (e.g., African swine fever, anthrax, tuberculosis,...

Are feral hogs good to eat?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

Feral hogs are good to eat. It is important to field dress feral hogs and refrigerate the meat as soon as possible. In addition, when cooking feral hog meat...

Can diseases carried by feral hogs be transmitted to wildlife, livestock, and/or humans?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

Yes, there are some diseases that can be transmitted to wildlife, livestock, and/or humans. This is one of the major concerns about the growing population of...

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