Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Hogs
Jim

Infected wounds and fly strike

Bit of a nasty one this.

We had a juvenile male hog dropped off this afternoon, following a call asking if we could take it. We were told that it was in a bad way with a head wound, dehydrated, had flies all over it and smelled.

He had been found yesterday, but not handed in until today. At this time of year, it takes approx 4 hours from flies eggs being laid until the maggots hatch. If we’d had this chap yesterday we could have saved him a lot of pain and discomfort.

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Hogs
Jim

Infected wound

We’ve had quite a busy weekend, with several injured hogs coming in, including this poor male. He was covered in flystrike and has a horribly infected wound.

The wound has been flushed out by the vet, and he is on strong antibiotics to (hopefully) clear up the infection.

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