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lump on a fallows chest
Jan 27th, 2017 at 8:53pm
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Hi there. 
I shot a fallow spiker yesterday with a lump on its chest about the size of a tennis ball. When I skinned it out white pus oozed onto the ground.  From google it's appers to be a goiter? Will this deer still be safe to eat?? Was in good Nick and was moving normally
  
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Re: lump on a fallows chest
Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 2:57pm
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I am a wee bit late on this but Goiter is found in the thyroid gland and is usually caused by iodine deficiency.
Pus is a sign of an infection , a pussy lump on a deer's neck or chest  could be caused by a wound inflicted by another deer , getting spiked on a branch etc , or even an old bullet wound .
If it is on the outside under the skin it is unlikely to be Tb .
If you cut the infection away without contaminating any meat and the meat looks and smells ok and sets after hanging and the liver and lungs look normal  then the meat is probably ok to eat . Your choice , I would probably take the back legs and back steaks and leave the rest.
Be very careful of contaminating the rest of the meat or your skin or clothes or knife . I carry a small bottle of dettol in case this happens to me .
  

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