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hoggmeister

  • Joined Jun 2009
ticks on pigs
« on: June 01, 2009, 09:20:22 am »
My pigs have ticks. Are there any products people recommend to get rid of the little bleeders.

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: ticks on pigs
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 10:35:46 am »
Yes there is, either leave them alone they will eventually drop off naturally or you can smother with vaseline/alcohol then prise then off with tweezers, you will get different views but you can pull off the body leaving the legs and head behind which can then become infected or you might squeeze the innards of the tick into the pigs bloodsteam! personally if theres only 1 or 2 I'd leave them alone, but I'm sure some would disagree. Hope this helps.
http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/removingticks.html
« Last Edit: June 01, 2009, 10:38:19 am by dixie »

hoggmeister

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: ticks on pigs
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 12:14:00 pm »
Thanks for prompt reply. After studying my enemy closer I realise that they are actually lice and not ticks so any one got any advice on lice

BillyBerridge

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Nottinghamshire
Re: ticks on pigs
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 02:02:03 pm »
Hold a something hot behind them and they jump out, small cigars work quite well!

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: ticks on pigs
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 06:14:35 pm »
I'd recommend injecting them with a wormer like dectomax or noromectin, they protect against internal and external parasites.

gavo

  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Belcoo, Enniskillen, N.Ireland
  • Crazy Pig Lover
Re: ticks on pigs
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 10:29:29 pm »
Hello,
The one and only time (thus far) that we've had a pig with lice we promptly treated it with Spot-On. No problems since.

Cheers

Gavin

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: ticks on pigs
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 07:07:55 am »
In my experience young tamworths are the most affected, very large hippopotami X seem never to get them ;D ;D

 

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