Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

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Faecal samples

Every hedgehog that comes in to us has poo samples checked under the microscope for signs of parasites, and the

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RIP Robbie

It is with great sadness that we have today lost our little warrior Robbie. He came to us six months

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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

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Respiratory infection

We had a call about a hedgehog in trouble on Sundayday, so it was off to Bearwood to collect an adult female hedgehog with a very bad cough.

This is almost certainly a secondary respiratory infection due to a heavy lung worm burden.

She will have nebuliser treatment for the respiratory infection, and once confirmed from checking a poo sample, will be treated for lungworm.

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Busy weekend

We have had a really busy weekend and Bank holiday, with several hogs with fly strike on their wounds that needed cleaning.

Amongst several hogs that came on was this female, who came in to us this evening after having been found out in daylight when the homeowner went out to see what his dog was barking at, and found her not moving.

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Chrissy

This juvenile female hog (now called Chrissy) was collected by a volunteer from Wildlife in Need on our behalf last night. She had been found at the side of a road during daytime, and seen to be struggling to walk and climb up the kerb.

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Sweetpea

We took in a baby female hedgehog (now called Sweetpea) from Upton Vets this afternoon, that had been handed in after being found out in daytime.

She was dehydrated, so we have given her subcut fluids, and luckily she had done a poo in her box on the way home, so I checked it under the microscope.

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Bovington

This is Willow, an adult female, not pregnant, not lactating, collected from Bovington this morning after being found out in daylight, very cold and lethargic. She has a skin condition and is losing her spines, but is a very good weight for post-hibernation, weighing in at 1009g (I know, you should never tell anyone a ladies weight ).

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Missing Leg

Another new entry, male hedgehog, 938g, found out during the day yesterday, seemed to be struggling to walk. Brought in to us at lunchtime today, query broken rear leg. On examination, there is no rear right leg this appears to be an old wound – there is a large flap of skin where the leg should be.

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