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big_george_lake at yahoo.com at big_george_lake at yahoo.com wrote on 4/24/05 9:28
> A friend fed his dogs some raw hamburger meat
> that had been in the refrigerator for over a month.
> All died within 10 hours. We wish to know a guess
> of what specific species (or family) of bacteria might
> cause such toxic reactions.
> Thank you for your ideas!
>The possibilities are too numerous to try to guess. Ground meat should
always be considered contaminated because of the way it is processed. It is
a great breeding place for all kinds of bacteria especially the ones found
in the gut.
Without cultures taken on the dogs and on the meat it is impossible to give
an answer. Your friend may be guilty of animal cruelty or neglect for
feeding spoiled meat to the dogs. I hope he doesn't feed that stuff to his
John Gentile Editor, Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at cox.net RIAG Web page: www.wbwip.com/riag/
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