Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Adder bite

Update time;

Winston, the hog that came in yesterday with infected puncture wounds (believed to be from dog bites), and covered in flystrike was euthanised last night as the vet felt his wounds were too severe for him to recover from.

Bailley, one of the other hogs that came in last night with infected bite marks all around her face is still very poorly in the ICU/recovery unit. The vet cleaned her wounds out last night and gave her antibiotics. It is believed she has been bitten by an Adder.

She is very weak, unable to eat, and not responding to syringe feeding. She is also fitting regularly, believed to be a result of the Adder bite. Sadly, she is very much leaning toward the ‘not going to make it’ side of the scale.

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