Did you know feral hogs carry and spread several diseases that can cause serious illness or death? Are you taking any precautions to keep from contracting diseases from hogs that you kill? The Georgia Department of Community Health and USDA APHIS Veterinary Services are interested in getting feedback from hog hunters regarding their knowledge of certain diseases and how to prevent them.
A brief online survey is being conducted at <www.surveymonkey.com/s/hoghunters>. All responses are anonymous. Results will be compiled, and included in a future issue of GON, along with an article for hunters regarding diseases that can be spread to humans and dogs, and how to minimize your risk of exposure to these diseases.