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    lump on a fallows chest

    Hi there.
    I shot a fallow spiker yesterday with a lump on its chest about the size of a tennis ball. When I skinned it out white pus oozed onto the ground. From google it's appers to be a goiter? Will this deer still be safe to eat?? Was in good Nick and was moving normally

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    Check lungs, liver and heart.

    In my book that's saying infection. Is it in the blood?

    I'm sure there'll be experts on here but for my 2c worth, I don't touch any meat where there's sign of infection.

    The fact the pus leaked out worries me if that went over any of the hanging meat as you skinned it, it could be v serious

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    My Great Dane has similar low on his chest/brisket....was advised by vet nothing to worry about but I dont intend to eat him.
    As above was the animal othewise healthy looking in general condition and insides?

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    I don't think it is a goiter as I thought these are a solid type mass. Probably a sist!?

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    If in doubt biff it out. That credo has kept me above ground and breathing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbanger View Post
    Hi there.
    I shot a fallow spiker yesterday with a lump on its chest about the size of a tennis ball. When I skinned it out white pus oozed onto the ground. From google it's appers to be a goiter? Will this deer still be safe to eat?? Was in good Nick and was moving normally
    No 270 projectile in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    No 270 projectile in it.
    Ha ha ha ha the pus was the body's reaction to an annoying foreign object you reckon?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    I stupidly didn't take any photos or have a good look at the lungs and lived. skin was still on when i cut into it and opened it up as it was at the start of brisket next to where you open up the guts to

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    There was no foreign objected just oozing pus

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    Ok you hadn't skinned it yet, but did you use the same knife on the area the had the growth and the meat you were butchering? Personally I would have left it there, not worth the risk. I guess you could deep freeze it, have heard that this can kill tb if done right so should kill an infection

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    When I re read this I definitely think that like @Rushy said, if in doubt, chuck it out.

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    Save it for your inlaws, or the guy at your work who keeps asking for free meat (I'm semi joking). I wouldn't eat it myself personally.
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    Any questionable deer I've shot I just drop at @Dundee he's still alive.



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    I shot a fallow with a broken leg that had healed. It had a lump not quite that big and more under the front leg, but still on the chest. I was told it was a inflamed lymph node. The lymph node kind of soaks up infections. The vitals looked OK. But it did taste like shit. I wouldn't eat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Any questionable deer I've shot I just drop at @Dundee he's still alive.



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