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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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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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<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.
I love all of God's creatures, properly prepared.
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I know that they get this from sitting on stagnit water, we just throw them away!
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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
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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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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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