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  • Joined Oct 2013
Weaners have ticks
« on: June 05, 2016, 09:06:42 am »
My three OSB weaners have ticks.  They don't seem to be attached at present but there are quite a few.  We live in a tick infested area as there are deer around, lots of heather and so our dog wears a tick collar.  I have read pigs can get lymes disease  from ticks.  How do I treat or am I best to ring the vet in the morning.  Never had this problem with previous weaners.


  • Joined Oct 2012
  • Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Re: Weaners have ticks
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 10:19:03 am »
Ticks that haven't attached and started feeding are really hard to see as they are tiny, are you sure they are unattached ticks?
Any animal can get diseases such as lymes from ticks but only if the ticks are infested, so it's actually rather rare.


  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Weaners have ticks
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 01:06:44 pm »
Bad tick area here and over the years we kept pigs never saw any ticks on them    cattle and sheep yes and  I cant see ticks before attatching, like     very  very tiny spiders


  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: Weaners have ticks
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 10:29:40 pm »
more likely to be lice or mange.

Suggest you take a sample (or the creatures)  to your vet and get you vet to give you some dectomax
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  • Joined May 2015
Re: Weaners have ticks
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 10:09:01 pm »
Yeah, I don't think they are ticks you have there. Ticks bite and suck! Sounds like lice which are easily treated



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