Treating pigs for lice

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Treating pigs for lice
« on: January 30, 2012, 13:53 »
I need to treat my sow for lice, she's got a bit of a patchy bum, some flakiness but no apparent redness, although she's obviously been having a rub on the fence.

Was going to order some Battles powder but I wondered if anyone with experience could advise on whether to treat the three week-old piglets or not. My gut says no.

Thanks in advance.  :)

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 14:04 »
from what I can find out ivomectin injections seem to be the best thing from your vet - this will also treat them for the worms they probably have (I assume they are like puppies who have worms at birth). You may need to repeat this process in a few weeks. Although this was a New Zealand website :-

http://www.lifestyleblock.co.nz/vforum/showthread.php?t=24079
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 14:12 »
Yeah, I read about the Ivomectin (and another..?), but it doesn't look too severe and the piglets will be too young for worming just yet anyway, which is why I was leaning towards the powders for the time being...

Not sure now.

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 14:16 »
can you not ring up your vet and ask them or won't they give advice over the phone?

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 15:06 »
Mine won't. Miserable so and so.

I've sought some advice from a farmer and he's used Battles for years and swears by it...

I might talk to the guys at Animal Health.

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 16:55 »
Hi there i use to run dogs and the only thing me and everyone else used was this stuff... Duramitex...cheap and really works..... also will be harmless to you young pigs....works on anything and fast
We used to dilute it in a big drum and just dip the dogs.. you will get it at any pet shop

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=duramitex&hl=en&tbm=shop&aq=f
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 17:21 by Griffete »

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 17:09 »
I've not heard of that one, I'll read up on it, thank you!

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 17:32 »
Let us know how you get on

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 08:33 »
Have ordered the Battles powder for now - seems easier to get hold of and has been recommended a few times now.

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 07:51 »
should do the same thing  :)

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 13:25 »
As it happens, I am told by an old-timer that the patch on her rump is quite normal and most of his sows got it after a litter. Still, got the Battles now, just in case.

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 16:43 »
Glad to here its normal  8)
any more pics of the little pigs

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 18:00 »
 :) :)





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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 22:23 »
Don't they look cute at that small size?!  ::) :lol:
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Treating pigs for lice
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 08:24 »
Mum looks cute too, how very dare you!



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