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Pot-bellied pig and ticks

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by froggie71, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Our Pot bellied Pig Patrick has been getting out of the yard and going into the woods (we are taking care of that). He had 10 ticks on him today. I've read PBP can get Lymes disease. Is there something that we can give him to prevent the ticks from getting on him?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Good question!
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They should sell tick repellent for livestock at your local TSC
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Thanks Redhen, have you had problems with ticks? We do have guineas and they take pretty good care of the yard, but I don't let them roam the woods behind us.
     
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Safe for Pot bellied pigs? this is really the 1st time I'm dealing with this so I don't know.
     
  6. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hey froggie..
    I haven't had too bad a problem with ticks on my pigs yet..I only found one once on Olivia..
    My dogs are another story though..and we have lymes disease baaaad around here..
    I didn't know pigs could get lymes ..this worries me now..
    I think I'll call my vet and ask what I can use on them..
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Ok so for anyone interested I did get a reply from a vet who deals with exotics regarding pot bellied pigs and ticks.

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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks Froggie!
     

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