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Well done, Jack. I’m sure the poor chap feels much happier without all those ticks! Did they want you to pay, even though you got a log number from the RSPCA? It seems some vets are better at treating wild animals than others.

If the hog was in one of your hog boxes with loads of ticks, it is very likely that there will be tick eggs in there and when they hatch he or another hog is likely to become infested if they sleep in there. I had a similar problem in one of my boxes once. Ticks just kept appearing. I recommend you try to find a time when the box is not being used and clean it out right into the corners and disinfect with boiling water, which will hopefully kill any tick eggs or tiny ticks.

Good luck to you and the hogs.