Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Poor hog

Another one of our emergencies;

She had been taken to a vet by the finder, where she had stitches in her mouth and front leg, and the finder then had her for about ten days.

She had not responded after the vets treatment, and the finder called us for advice, and we felt the hog should come to us for aid.

She was in a state of collapse, badly dehydrated and hypothermic, and had fly strike in her mouth, eyes, ears and around the back of her head.

She was given warm subcutaneous fluids and had the fly strike removed with our new machine – which I must say worked very well, and was so much easier and quicker than doing it manually.

She was placed in one of the ICU’s, where sadly, but not unexpectedly, she died.

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