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  1. Good description of how to make it work. TBH If I hadnt tried it second time on a large warren i might have persisted
  2. These are the two that I use. The Burgon Ball spade is phenomenal, it's also quite heavy so if I am on my own I leave that in the car and take the roughneck.
  3. I tried using a hob on a line as a teenager in late 70s. I had a good lurcher and terrier but even watching them and listening a lot, digging was essentially random. Just one outing convinced me line ferreting was a shit idea. Yes the Jill moved, I had a harness on the hob and first time on a Warren with few holes I could pull him out (without rabbit) , second time he was in a long way and I had to dig a pilot hole then follow line, dig another hole and poke around with a bramble to locate him . To hit the tunnel the first hole needed to be quite near the entrance and finding him took l
  4. I've encountered this attitude from female dog owners several times and it's actually bloody worrying .
  5. Got to say disappointed not more experiences written on this thread. I have never had a dog castrated but of 12 dogs in 42 years, 8 were bitches, I've two dogs now and one is a massive PIA so I feel your pain, Frank's dad. It's crossed my mind that castration would sort a few things. Equally I don't want to take the edge of performance and all the pet dogs I've seen spayed or castrated seem out of shape after the ops
  6. Some good advice already. I favour ferreting for entering, lamping early on needs everything on the dogs side, I don't have any rough grass permission and on sports ground or good seedbeds in cereal crops, rabbits are a tough challenge unless the weather is lousy. What I will add is; however long it takes don't give up on your dog. If it's not seen another take a rabbit it's got to work it out and it will
  7. I also find the MK3 much better. Still, 2nd hand prices are crazy and for anyone starting out I reckon a MK1 locator is better than nothing. Just don't get any WD40 anywhere near them
  8. Another frontline user.. it's the best on ticks although if you can see them I pull them out. It's inevitable ferrets will bring a lot of fleas back from a day out rabbiting. I only treat mine about once a month in season and not at all in summer. By the time you get home the fleas wlll have fed and later will drop off into bedding. For me It's really important to clean bedding chambers and boxes about 24 -48 hours after ferreting. It's a simple disinfectant wipe into corners and swap straw / wash fleece
  9. In this baking hit weather (still in east Anglia) Mine have never been as tolerant of misting with water as now. And I learnt something new, never tried ping pong balls as a toy for them
  10. I have ramps, work fine although if fixed permanently they make cleaning difficult. Ferrets only take one step on them so as someone said , maybe just a hole that can be covered and a small step screwed into side. I find ferrets don't always get on so definitely need to be able to separate. A friend used corrugated soil pipe to connect to outside play area and that worked well
  11. Hi to all, I worked on parasite control in late 1990s. There's not many actives that control ticks (most insecticide modes of action kill adult fleas). Flea eggs in your house or dog bed need vacuuming and for a spray, suffocation with an oil would work, residual insecticide or an insect growth regulator would kill them as they emerge. For ticks the standout active is fipronil. When I lived in Essex and it was easy to booze cruise, I bought fipronil sprays in French hypermarkets. They seem to have less regulation on OTC vet products. It's a stable active so good for 2 to 3 years in the pack.
  12. My take is we can pay for vet advice (and I do) but you don't have to follow it to £1000s . i've had success with a topically applied cream that burns into the corn, although these are discrete threads into the foot, white cap on surface, very deep and will crack and start to bleed. I'd like to know someone who had success with surgery before trying that on a corn. From the photo it's a big area so agree with some comments above, may be an injury. Good luck. The main problem I found with these types of injuries is finding a boot that fits and will stay on .
  13. Most years one of my Jill's suffers severe hair loss, the tail is the focus of loss and I don't associate it with adrenal cancer. Unless the Jill is clearly showing illness symptoms she's likely to regrow that hair in the autumn. In fact I have had a Jill who was obviously showing early cancer symptoms lose almost all her hair and regrow it completely before she died.
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