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Tick Problems

Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Tick Problems

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    Hi Everyone
    Our rescue centres in Warwickshire have had a number of hogs coming in this spring with heavy tick burdens. Have others had this experience? We generally use a combination of manual tick removal and a few drops of Ivomec on their back, although I think this may be contentious. What treatments do other carers use?


    Hi, I physically remove them with tweezers and then cover the area with vetericyn to prevent infection.

    Fingers crossed, I haven’t yet seen a hog with a tick yet this year.


    I have attended the Vale wildlife rehabilitation course (last year). Very new to rescue. However, I have been removing ticks from animals since I was 9 yrs old, over 40 years! I remove them manually and also use Vetericyn. I also drop the tics into Vodka. When I was young they were put into methylated spirits, but with the strong sense of smell I assumed the hedgies wouldn’t like it! And, yes their does seem to be an increase this year – but oddly enough less worms, so I can deal with that!

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