Feral Hog Health Warning

Wild hogs may be infected with pseudorabies, leptospirosis or swine brucellosis.

Check with your veterinarian about the transmission of pseudorabies to your dogs.

Humans may contact leptospirosis and swine brucellosis by handling and dressing wild swine; however, the incidence is not likely. When harvesting a hog, the following protective measures should be taken:

  1. Use disposable rubber gloves while field dressing the animal
  2. Be careful handling entrails and minimize handling of the reproductive tracts of both sexes
  3. Dispose of entrails at the designated site posted at the check station 
  4. Wash utensils clean using soap and hot water and use good hygienic skills
  5. Cook meat products until they are well done before consumption