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Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease #5538863 01/13/15 02:30 AM
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I shot a nice drake wood duck this AM. When I went to clean it I first thought it was full of maggots. After some research I found it had what is known as Sacrocystis or rice breast disease. Apparently, it is a parasitic infection. When ducks get it they apparently don't look or act sick as I can attest from this bird. The cysts occur in the skeletal muscles.

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Yepp I have seen it a few times. Grosses me out

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Hard core duck hunters eat that.

Re: Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease [Re: Barasingha] #5538888 01/13/15 02:39 AM
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If you fish the coast, check the next trout you clean. Most of them have worms that look like that through the fillet. Doesn't bother me in fish though, just ducks.

Re: Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease [Re: Barasingha] #5538923 01/13/15 02:51 AM
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See it a few times a year in North Texas birds


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Re: Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease [Re: Barasingha] #5538966 01/13/15 03:02 AM
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First green head of the season had rice breast

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For reference, don't think you can feed it to the dogs.


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Just protein

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Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
See it a few times a year in North Texas birds


Ive had a few this year as well in east Texas


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seen it many times and can't bring myself to eat it


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Re: Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease [Re: Barasingha] #5540054 01/13/15 04:49 PM
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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Originally Posted By: Barasingha
I shot a nice drake wood duck this AM. When I went to clean it I first thought it was full of maggots. After some research I found it had what is known as Sacrocystis or rice breast disease. Apparently, it is a parasitic infection. When ducks get it they apparently don't look or act sick as I can attest from this bird. The cysts occur in the skeletal muscles.
Yup. All ducks are subject to it but diet makes pintails, teal, and shovelers more susceptible to it.


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I have seen a lot of it in GWT from a particular lake a few years ago. Seemed like a third of them had it. I know it isn't harmful, but... sick


Re: Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease [Re: LarryCopper] #5540125 01/13/15 05:14 PM
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Common you guys, do not throw away that meat, that is wanton waste. Some say those little parasites don't taste good, but they just don't know how to cook. The key is to not overcook them, or they get chewy and get stuck in your teeth. Cook'm rare to med-rare... when you bite down on one and it pops, you know you cooked them just right. food

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Originally Posted By: Erichugh22
If you fish the coast, check the next trout you clean. Most of them have worms that look like that through the fillet. Doesn't bother me in fish though, just ducks.



yup. I'll fry a trout fillet full of worms but when I see that in a duck it just creeps me out.

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I ain't eaten worms....fish, duck, pig, babe, etc, if it has worms, I ain't puttin my mouth around it.


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Re: Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease [Re: Barasingha] #5541190 01/14/15 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

Re: Sacrocystis or Rice Breast Disease [Re: Guy] #5541278 01/14/15 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Common you guys, do not throw away that meat, that is wanton waste. Some say those little parasites don't taste good, but they just don't know how to cook. The key is to not overcook them, or they get chewy and get stuck in your teeth. Cook'm rare to med-rare... when you bite down on one and it pops, you know you cooked them just right. food

Yum! Sounds delicious. barf

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