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Old 29-11-2015, 18:45   #91
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Re: Pigs in the Bahamas

Not sure if pig lice have been mentioned in this thread but they are quite big & are quite common among wild pigs in NZ. Not sure if they feed exclusively on porkers but I didnt like them crawling around on me after I carried one that I'd shot. Lots of them come out when you singe the carcass. Some of these posts bought tears to my eyes. Thank you contributors:
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Old 29-11-2015, 19:33   #92
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Maybe it didn't come up as the topic is other people -not even the OP him- or herself- playing around with live, wild pigs and those people getting sick and passing whatever they caught on to them or their pets.

As to the sheltered life: made me smile. We discussed this topic for a bit on our rainy jetty here today; agreeing a lot of Americans seem to go by "Trust nobody, fear everything"

But all joking aside: wild animals, poor countries ... very doubtful there's vet care involved. Also very doubtful it's needed. Just don't kiss the pigs and you'll probably live to cruise another day.
Its not that we fear everything, we just get tired of rescuing the French and rebuilding Europe.
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Old 29-11-2015, 19:37   #93
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We owe the French our nation. Without their help, we would have lost the revolution.
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Old 29-11-2015, 19:52   #94
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We owe the French our nation. Without their help, we would have lost the revolution.
Yeah, I know all about it. Im from Charlottesville where Jefferson built Lafayette a beautiful home (Now called Farmington Country Club...elite only please) as thanks for his help, and how the French regs trained our guys and cut off Corny's retreat.....

But you gotta keep them from taking themselves too seriously....
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Old 29-11-2015, 20:18   #95
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Not sure if pig lice have been mentioned in this thread but they are quite big & are quite common among wild pigs in NZ. Not sure if they feed exclusively on porkers but I didnt like them crawling around on me after I carried one that I'd shot. Lots of them come out when you singe the carcass. Some of these posts bought tears to my eyes. Thank you contributors:
At least in Australia pig lice are not transmutable to humans. But, Bahamas might be different. New Zealand might be different too.
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Old 29-11-2015, 20:31   #96
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Since you put it that way, Dr. Oz will be marketing them for dieting on TV.
You won't get tape worms from eating the pork even if not well done. You can get Trichina worms from eating free ranging pigs. Someone mentioned cooking them long enough. Pigs in the USA no longer carry Trichina worms at least those that are raised inside. Tape worms are acquired by the fecal oral route - even microscopic amounts of poop that may be in the water where they swim. That is their feces in your mouth. Sounds kinda gross but that is the way it is.
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They are probably covered under Obamacare and fined if they don't use it. So why wouldn't they have free Vet coverage?
Spit out my drink funny....
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Do I really need to explain it further? Nah, I do not Let's just agree on my underestimating how posting something said in good fun can offend people. I'll never do it again on this forum
I enjoy seeing good humor on this forum.

I am an American, but was not offended by your original quip or remark, and took it in the spirit of humor.

Emoticons help, as sarcasm is often misunderstood on the Internet.

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You won't get tape worms from eating the pork even if not well done.

Complete uninformed rubbish.
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You won't get tape worms from eating the pork even if not well done. You can get Trichina worms from eating free ranging pigs. Someone mentioned cooking them long enough. Pigs in the USA no longer carry Trichina worms at least those that are raised inside. Tape worms are acquired by the fecal oral route - even microscopic amounts of poop that may be in the water where they swim. That is their feces in your mouth. Sounds kinda gross but that is the way it is.
I don't know anything about Trichina worms, but it's well known and easily googled that tape worms are injested most commonly by 'eating' the cysts in poorly cooked meat or muscle tissue
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For a view of the Mayo Clinic report that supports Canibul's claim that tapeworms are transmitted by eating under cooked pork.....

Tapeworm infection Causes - Mayo Clinic
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Note to self: Everything I read on the Internet is true
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It's best to select your source carefully. The Mayo Clinic is reputable.
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When I say I'm a neurobiologist who studies how parasitic worms use smell to ... the worm that causes trichinosis and that can be acquired by eating ... between the toes of people walking barefoot through contaminated soil.

Not solely by eating. Keep your shoes on. I'm not the neurobiologist this is a copy and paste since I remembered it from HS bio..
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