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#3215096 - 10/15/19 10:12 PM Protecting your self from animal borne diseases.
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1376
Loc: Montana Territory
Great info at this site from the American Veterinary Medical Assoc,.....

https://www.avma.org/public/Health/Pages/Disease-Precautions-for-Hunters.aspx


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#3215099 - 10/15/19 10:28 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: jcs271]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
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Loc: USA

Very extensive article. Thanks for that.

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#3215109 - 10/16/19 12:01 AM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: 6mm06]
tripod3 Online
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: WA
I think I'll stay home now.
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#3215137 - 10/16/19 10:18 AM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: tripod3]
Smokin Pole Offline
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Registered: 02/22/13
Posts: 26
Loc: Colorado
Handling dead animals can be scary. I always wear rubber gloves and a rubber apron when skinning and processing my animals. I also wash up good when done. Keeping things clean in my fur shed helps too.

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#3215147 - 10/16/19 12:31 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: Smokin Pole]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1536
Loc: so.mn
In 2018 I shared my experience after handling a couple coyote. The rabies shots did cause fatigue that lasted for several months. I still have some nerve(damage)loss in the left side of my face. Doctors have told me I was lucky that the virus traveled down my face to the upper jaw, instead of optic nerve into my brain. I have handled thousand+ fox,coyote. Just in the last decade I have used a mouth secured drag rope. The doctors believe this was the route of entry, my bare hands placing drag rope in coyote mouth. Then removing gloves and rubbing my left eye after being poked near the left eye, within a hour of coyote contact. The chance of this happening is extremely rare, but I would advise always wash asap. Obviously if you have breaks in skin on your hands do not allow contact with any animal fluids.

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#3215154 - 10/16/19 01:59 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: spotstalkshoot]
Softpoint Offline
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Registered: 02/24/16
Posts: 166
Loc: Washington
Gloves, glasses, hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol. These are musts when skinning.

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#3215155 - 10/16/19 02:00 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: spotstalkshoot]
fitz Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 305
Loc: Louisiana
It always amazes me when I see guys on predator calling TV shows poking there fingers around in a coyote's mouth to examine the teeth. Not a good idea to do that. The rabies virus is transferred through saliva.

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#3215168 - 10/16/19 05:44 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: jcs271]
atd Offline
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Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 1153
Loc: Miami Beach
Good article. Things that shouldn't be taken lightly.
I did get a chuckle from the "Avoid abdominal shots" when shooting game advice.


Edited by atd (10/16/19 07:00 PM)

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#3215172 - 10/16/19 06:36 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: atd]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1536
Loc: so.mn
Thankfully no belly shots anymore for rabies. 7 shots to start with, unless no bite wound(my case) than it is 6 shots amount of vaccine by body weight.

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#3215182 - 10/16/19 07:51 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: jcs271]
Burnsome... Offline
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Registered: 11/24/18
Posts: 194
Loc: GA
Sounds like you were very lucky spotstalkshoot. Glad it all worked out in your favor.

Pretty nasty stuff out there.
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#3215183 - 10/16/19 08:03 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: Burnsome...]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1536
Loc: so.mn
Yes my Dr contacted the CDC, once that happen you legally lose some rights. Before administering vaccine, a MRI was required, if lesions were imaged I would not have been allowed to leave the emergency rm/ hospital(this I was told after a clear MRI). Not sure if they would have tried the vaccine with lesions present, probably quarantined for last couple weeks until lesions stop nerve functions- breathing/heart. While in the emergency rm, security watched me and they asked me if I was going to be trouble. I told them I came voluntarily as they had the only supply of vaccine large enough for my body weight(204#).


Edited by spotstalkshoot (10/16/19 08:11 PM)

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#3215195 - 10/16/19 09:45 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: jcs271]
weekender Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 3457
Loc: NC
That's a lot of info to soak in. THANKS jcs271

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#3215199 - 10/16/19 10:13 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: jcs271]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 5063
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spotstalkshoot, you contracted rabies from a coyote?

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#3215387 - 10/18/19 04:04 PM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: jcs271]
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1376
Loc: Montana Territory
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#3216808 - 10/31/19 09:55 AM Re: Protecting your self from animal born diseases. [Re: jcs271]
JMette Offline
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Registered: 02/05/18
Posts: 45
Loc: illinois
..... i may just stay home..... :-/
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