Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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One New

One new female hog in tonight, weighing only 259 grams, and only a few injections that needed to be done, a quiet night after the manic last couple of weeks.

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Missing Leg

Another new entry, male hedgehog, 938g, found out during the day yesterday, seemed to be struggling to walk. Brought in to us at lunchtime today, query broken rear leg. On examination, there is no rear right leg this appears to be an old wound – there is a large flap of skin where the leg should be.

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Infected wounds and fly strike

Bit of a nasty one this.

We had a juvenile male hog dropped off this afternoon, following a call asking if we could take it. We were told that it was in a bad way with a head wound, dehydrated, had flies all over it and smelled.

He had been found yesterday, but not handed in until today. At this time of year, it takes approx 4 hours from flies eggs being laid until the maggots hatch. If we’d had this chap yesterday we could have saved him a lot of pain and discomfort.

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Fly Strike

We had an emergency entry this afternoon, a hog had been trapped in netting in a garden. The finder spent 1.5 hours cutting it free and then gave us a call for help.

Tracy collected the hog, and phoned me whilst on the way home to get fluids and fly strike cleaning kit out.

The hog is in a bad way, massively dehydrated and has constriction wounds, plus a deep wound all under her neck, which is infected and full of fly strike.

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