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Papillomas (warts)

Papillomas (warts)

Diseased animal

Can I still use the animal Yes - just doesn't look nice
Commonly infected wildlife Cervids, Any Mammal
Is this animal infected
  • Infected animals have hairless growths on their skin
  • These growths are:
    • Variable in color, texture, number and size (from a dime to a baseball)
    • Often found around eyes and neck, but may also be on the body or legs
Can I get it No
  • People cannot get this type of wart
How bad can it get

No risk

No risk to humans
How can I protect myself and others
  • Trim away infected tissue – it is unappetizing and should not be eaten
    • Once infected tissue has been trimmed away, meat can be cooked and eaten
Symptoms in humans
  • None – people are not at risk
Is it safe for pets Yes – After trimming away infected tissue
What causes it
  • A virus in the Papillomavirus group