Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Skin Infection

This is Heather, who came to us via Upton Vets this morning. She has been seen for a few days but the finder was unable to capture her until today.

She was taken to the Vets, who gassed her down to xray her and check her over as she was having difficulty in walking. Luckily nothing out of the ordinary was found.

As you can see, she is 90% bald, and has badly infected patches of skin. We have given her a bath with a special shampoo and cleaned the worst of her wounds, and she has also started a course of antibiotics. She will also need regular medicated baths for some time.

She was placed into one of out ICU’s, and as you can see, dived straight into the food.

It will take some time to clear her skin condition, and quite a long time for her spikes to grow back (if at all), so she will be with us long term.

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