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He shot a small doe that came in by herself tonight. It seemed abnormally small for this time of year. When he cleaned it, he said the lungs were actually stuck to the rib cage by what looked like scar tissue. Is this just a defect it was born with you think and would it still be safe to eat the deer? Everything else appears normal. We've never seen anything like it before.
 

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What is "stuck to the ribcage"?

Sounds like a good eating deer to me.
 

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[rquote=1506252&tid=105045&author=MizzouAg]Sounds like a collapsed lung. If it was a fawn you wouldn't expect to see much fat. [/rquote]

Agreed, sounds like a collapsed lung that attached to the chest wall after it re-inflated. One of mine is like that and I'm still kicking, but probably not very good to eat. :D
 

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Yeah. I wouldn't worry too much about it. A fawn wouldn't have much fat on it. Plus, can you imagine all the weird things that cattle at commercial livestock yards probably have wrong with them before they're put down and sold to us? We all buy it and eat it without much thought because we just don't see it. I think I'll mostly stick with the deer.
 

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Just don't eat the lungs! :D
I wouldn't think you would have anything wrong with the meat.
 
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