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Offline 300winmag

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maggot like worms on mallard
« on: November 26, 2016, 07:57:46 PM »
Had a biologists tell us to watch for these on mallards and notify her if we see them was just wondering if anyone has seen these  things  she said they where just under the feathers next to the skin they are suppose to look like a maggot type worm    grosss!!!!!!!!!!
« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 08:34:15 PM by 300winmag »

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 08:06:00 PM »
Google "Sarcocystis" or Rice Breast Disease  :yike:

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 08:12:36 PM »
we didn't open up the one we had but know I'm going to these were actually on the top of the head and chest and they looked like a small skinny grub.

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 08:50:11 PM »
I've seen lice and rice breast, but never some kind of larvae. I'd still eat the bird, if it is a parasite, it is just a skin/feather one and not going to effect the meat.

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 08:56:27 PM »
 :yeah: never seen those before.

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 08:33:36 AM »
I think the grubs in the picture are on top of the skin rather than in the meat like "rice breast".

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 08:23:04 PM »
I think the grubs in the picture are on top of the skin rather than in the meat like "rice breast".

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 01:47:18 PM »
A biologist told you to look out for them but didn't tell you what they were or anything more?

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Re: maggot like worms on mallard
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 02:19:25 PM »
Could the organism be something that attached itself to the duck while it was sitting in the water somewhere? The type of water the duck had been using could give ya a clue.
Google search of aquatic insect larva shows a few that are very close to what you've got in hand. 
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