Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Hogs
Jim

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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News
Jim

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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Hogs
Jim

Good jobs

You can’t beat a cup of tea and some pots of hedgehog poop to look at under the microscope – I get all the jobs!

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Jim

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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Jim

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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Jim

Flystrike

Below are some pictures of puncture wounds from canine teeth on one of the hedgehogs that came in earlier, with fly strike (fly eggs/maggots) around them.

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Jim

Roundworm

I’ve been checking a round of poo samples under the microscope today, no lungworm found, but I did find some

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