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Moose cyst questions
« on: October 04, 2021, 07:15:06 AM »
New to moose, if a moose has 2 different types of cyst, is the meat safe to eat?
thanks in advance.

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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 07:28:54 AM »
Contact wdfw asap!

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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 08:43:09 AM »
The top pic looks like it could be hydatid, that's potentially dangerous to humans and domestic dogs.  You typically find those cysts in the lungs but other organs like liver can show them too.   I hope you were gloved up and didn't slice any cysts open.

The bottom pic looks like coagulation of blood.  I'm not sure about those ones. 

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Re: Moose cyst questions
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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 08:53:29 AM »
The top pic looks like it could be hydatid, that's potentially dangerous to humans and domestic dogs. 


And the local wolf population shares them.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2021, 09:51:16 AM by Ridgeratt »

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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2021, 10:06:35 AM »
That bottom pic....unless im mistaken is a yellow jacket... dangerous to humans and dogs if eaten alive. Have never tried one dead, potentially some nutritional value but hardly worth the excursion to get a stringer full of them.

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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2021, 10:53:31 AM »
reply from fish and game

Hi Michael,

 

First off, congratulations! Id love to hear about your hunt and see some less zoomed in pictures of the moose. The photos you sent look like two things, the first and third photo show normal lymph nodes and are not a cause for concern.  The picture of the lungs show what look like hydatid cysts. These are from tapeworm larvae and do not affect the quality of the meat. The tapeworm cysts could cause a tapeworm infection in dogs if fed to them so that should be avoided. Congratulations on your successful hunt and please remember to send in an incisor tooth for aging.

 

Ben Turnock

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Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2021, 11:08:18 AM »
That bottom pic....unless im mistaken is a yellow jacket... dangerous to humans and dogs if eaten alive. Have never tried one dead, potentially some nutritional value but hardly worth the excursion to get a stringer full of them.

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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2021, 11:14:06 AM »
I'm willing to run a test, will only need a couple pounds of backstrap for my laboratory and results will be available about 7 pm.  For full transparency, we can get inconclusive results and would then need to repeat the test on another portion of the animal, usually ribs are best in that case.

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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2021, 11:28:06 AM »
Just an interesting note that Ben is mentioned in this thread and writes in Email#4.

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,263675.0.html
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Re: Moose cyst questions
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2021, 11:35:25 AM »
Ben is no fan of Jeff Flood and Stevens county not includinf DWF staff on depredation determinations.

Not sure why that has any bearing or relevance on this moose situation though.


If they issued you a new tag for every moose with a hatyid cyst, you'd kill half the moose in the county before you found a clean one.

 


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