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Gregoz

  • Joined May 2015
Ticks and pigs
« on: April 09, 2016, 05:27:29 pm »
Just about to get some pigs and wondered if anyone could advise me on what to treat them with to keep them from picking up ticks?
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Sudanpan

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
    • Movement is Life
Re: Ticks and pigs
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 06:44:37 pm »
Can't remember where I got the tip but basically we used to spray veg oil onto the heads of the pigs and behind their ears (places where the ticks tend to congregate) and then rub it in - it seemed to stop the ticks getting a hold.

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: Ticks and pigs
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 09:33:55 am »
If you can, keep free ranging Guinea Fowl. They will, eventually, clear them from the pasture.

 

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