Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Grant = new ICU

Thanks to a grant from Animal Canopy and the proceeds of Suzanne Langley’s garden party, we have been able to purchase this HUGE incubator that will allow us to keep poorly adults or whole family groups together in one ICU.

The hog now residing in the new incubator came in from Blandford this morning, having been found out on the main road.

This female adult has a severe respiratory infection, probably caused by a heavy lungworm burden. As you can see in one of the photos, her lungs are so congested that she is blowing bubble out of her nose as she breathes.

We have given her antibiotic injection, and started to treat for lung worm, which we will confirm by way of inspecting a poo sample under the microscope when she produces some.

We will also be giving her nebuliser treatment to help with the lung congestion to aid her breathing.

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