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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...

In Texas, where can I donate feral hog meat that I do not plan on consuming?

Feral Hogs Updated: December 06, 2013

             In Texas, an individual cannot donate live feral hogs or their meat to a food bank or non-profit organization, unless a pre-slaughter inspection...

Protecting Yourself from Feral Hog Diseases

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

In the case of feral hogs infected with swine brucellosis, hunters are at risk while field dressing and processing carcasses.  Transmission via contaminated...

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...

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,...

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