Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Harvest mites

We had this 311g juvenile male hog brought to us from Blandford this evening.

He was covered in flystrike, ticks and harvest mites. He was also badly dehydrated and emaciated, his skin looked several sizes to big for the poor little fella.

The flystrike has been cleaned off, as many ticks as possible removed, and a spot-on used to clear the mites and any remaining ticks etc.

He has has subcutaneous fluids and is now in one of the incubators eating like mad.

He has a fair bit of rash from the harvest mites, but hopefully that will heal once the mites die and drop off him.

Many thanks to Deborah, one of Wildlife in Needs volunteer drivers, for collecting the hog and delivering him to us.

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