Originally Posted by MeadowSong_
Perhaps you mean Chronic Wasting Disease? Which can be a worry, but if there are no cases in your area and the deer appear to be healthy it is not a problem. I believe you can also get your deer tested if you have it processed by a butcher. Deer seem to get it, but other animals don't, it sounds like what your describing. If it makes you feel better, unless something has recently changed, there has never been a human case of someone contracting it.
No, I mean Lyme disease. We live in a VERY high risk area, I think second only to CT. as far as statistics.
Lyme is almost always chronic in deer (& other animals), so if they contracted it, they'd have it forever. From what I've read, eating raw, Lyme bacteria infected meat can lead to infection. Some people even think raw milk can transmit Lyme, but I can't believe that Mother Nature would allow such a flaw. If anything, I think it would provide antibodies. There was a doctor who had chronic Lyme & he injected the udder of a cow with the Lyme bacteria & drank the colostrum supposedly healing himself. Makes sense to me.
Lyme has made it to every continent, but some places (like the East Coast of the states) are more heavily infected.
Originally Posted by Vaquitita
hmm, i've been taking 4-6 pill size pieces. it's helped, but now i'm thinking i should try to take more. i usually wash it down with milk, that really seems to help mask the flavor.
Yes, try more! I really should weight what I eat so I can have a more scientific explanation rather than saying "2 eggs worth."