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Quick Facts on Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 10, 2014

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...

Perceptions of Feral Hogs in the U.S.

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

People express a variety of attitudes and opinions about feral hogs (also called wild pigs or wild hogs; Sus scrofa).  Some like to hunt or watch feral hogs...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Feral Hogs in Your Backyard

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

 Since 2000, feral hogs (also called wild hog and wild pig; Sus scrofa) have started showing up in numerous suburban and urban neighborhoods across the...

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