Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Faecal samples

Every hedgehog that comes in to us has poo samples checked under the microscope for signs of parasites, and the sample I have just checked shows that one poorly hog has fluke eggs (first picture) and pollen (second picture).

The pollen is quite innocuous, and is fairly common to find, along with bits of insects (usually undigested legs or wings), hair and fibrous particles.

The fluke is a different matter, these invasive parasites can cause pain, lesions, internal bleeding, infections, rapid weight loss, anaemia and may rapidly lead to the hedgehog dying.

The hog is now undergoing a regime of flukicide meds and antibiotics, and we’re hoping she will pull through.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Articles

Hogs
Jim

Lucky

This little chap, named Lucky by his finder, was heard calling in distress this evening. The finder went into their

Read More »
Hogs
Jim

Boscombe

Tracy picked up this spikey bundle of cuteness from Boscombe earlier today, a lady heard what she thought was a

Read More »
Hogs
Jim

Bilbo Baggins

Bilbo Baggins had to pay a visit to the Vets today. She had one of her rear legs amputated by the emergency vets recently, due to having had it trapped somehow and in getting herself free had ripped part of the leg off.

The resulting wound was infected, despite a course of antibiotics, which has caused problems with the healing of the amputation wound.

Upton vets took her in today to clean up the wound and re-stitch it for us. The wound was flushed, debrided and lasered, then stitched up. Hopefully it will heal properly now, and Bilbo can get on with rehabilitation.

Thank you to Upton & Wareham Vets for taking care of Bilbo for us

Read More »