Rice Breast in Duck

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Rice Breast in Duck

Postby wmmt » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:36 pm

Anyone find this in their meat?
I have seen a lot this year kinda a waist, I just toss the whole duck in the garbage. I see it mainly on black ducks and mallards.
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Postby brassass » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:24 pm

i know what you are talking about, i have seen it in quite a few birds over the years but i have never known what exactly it is. I just always cooked my birds to a well done. Most of the birds i get like that i boil down and pluck the bones and feed the meat to the well deserving dog, no seasoning obviously
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Postby duckjumper » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:35 pm

<knock on wood> Not gotten one like that yet, but it is a parasite if I remember correctly. Icky Icky Icky.

If I did get one, the only thing I'd do is use the duck for a broth or a stock. Cooking the snot out of the bird for a full-flavored broth will kill the wee nasties and not waste the duck. Still, kinda icky.
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Postby vapor300 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:46 pm

I know that they get this from sitting on stagnit water, we just throw them away!
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Postby JAKE H » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:12 pm

Found it several years ago in a mallard breast, didn't know what it was at the time, but knew that I wasn't going to eat it and washed my hands real good, nasty looking stuff :thumbsdown:
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Rice in ducks breast

Postby xtrema 1 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:35 pm

The rice looking object in the duck breasts is a PARASITE. They are found mostly in Mallards and Blacks. You can find more information on this parasite at Cornell University website. They did a study on the parasite in ducks several years ago. I found an article on there website several years ago. It may still be there.

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Postby LJUIV » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:17 am

FWIW a guy on the VA board was cleaning a duck with rice breast and had a cut in his thumb and actually contracted it in his hand...watch out!
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:39 am

This posting is relatively informative
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/sarcocystis.html

DU blog on Sarcocystis
http://www.ducks.org/blogs/1/46/index.html
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