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Just opened up the breast of this bird and didn't like the look of the small white things between the membrane and the pigeon breast pictured - is this what I think it is and is it an issue? I must say it out me right off my pigeon on toast... 

 

Thanks in advance

 

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2 hours ago, derbyduck said:

how long after it was shot before you skined it? because it look like fly magots to me ,it do'nt take long for em to get fly blown at this time of the year ! 

no time at all, you can't leave them out. 

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8 hours ago, Jim Neal said:

As usual, the ever knowledgable @JDog has hit the nail on the head

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcocystis

Apparently, meat showing signs of this parasite can be eaten if cooked thoroughly enough.  But would you want to?  I'd bin it, you only see the odd one.

the op s pitcture does'nt look like rice breast ,with rice breast the parasites  are under the skin and buried deeper and alined into the muscle tissue  , these are on top of the muscle and are all in diferent diretions.

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at this time of year ....this sort of thread always pops up..........

i would feel a lot happier eating a fatty winter pigeon than a summer one..........god they go off so quickly....

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33 minutes ago, Tedward said:

No.
No skin damage for the flies to lay into.

Flies don't need skin damage to lay eggs.

 

Possibly these, “Hypodectes propus”

Generally associated with pigeons, bit about their life cycle here...https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Microscopic-view-of-a-wet-preparation-from-the-subcutaneous-tissue-of-Case-1-showing_fig2_277666205

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11 hours ago, derbyduck said:

the op s pitcture does'nt look like rice breast ,with rice breast the parasites  are under the skin and buried deeper and alined into the muscle tissue  , these are on top of the muscle and are all in diferent diretions.

Definitely not rice breast that looks nothing like it.

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On 13/07/2021 at 20:20, derbyduck said:

it look like fly magots to me

14 hours ago, derbyduck said:

the op s pitcture does'nt look like rice breast ,with rice breast the parasites  are under the skin and buried deeper and alined into the muscle tissue  , these are on top of the muscle and are all in diferent diretions.

There's no way that fly eggs could hatch out into larvae in such a short space of time.  Even in warm weather you'd have to wait a day or two at least.

Those little white jobbies are under the mucous membrane - maggots don't tunnel under skin, they eat into rotting flesh.  The picture above looks nothing like maggots.  Maybe it's an early onset of a mild case of rice breast...

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9 hours ago, Jim Neal said:

There's no way that fly eggs could hatch out into larvae in such a short space of time.  Even in warm weather you'd have to wait a day or two at least.

Those little white jobbies are under the mucous membrane - maggots don't tunnel under skin, they eat into rotting flesh.  The picture above looks nothing like maggots.  Maybe it's an early onset of a mild case of rice breast...

Jim I aint getting into a contest to see who can waz the the most distance , if you have shot and seen  any ducks with Rice breast you would know that is not Rice Breast ! all the best .

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12 hours ago, derbyduck said:

Jim I aint getting into a contest to see who can waz the the most distance , if you have shot and seen  any ducks with Rice breast you would know that is not Rice Breast ! all the best .

110% Agree, NOT rice breast.

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On 14/07/2021 at 11:07, old'un said:

Flies don't need skin damage to lay eggs.

 

Possibly these, “Hypodectes propus”

Generally associated with pigeons, bit about their life cycle here...https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Microscopic-view-of-a-wet-preparation-from-the-subcutaneous-tissue-of-Case-1-showing_fig2_277666205

I think you are bang on there - thats exactly what I saw

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