Watch the trailer below for “Nursing of European hedgehogs in general practice” by Gemma Crowley MSc (Wild Animal Biology), BSc(Hons), RVN. If you want to watch it in full, click on Buy £8.00 on the video! You can view all of our available webinars here via our Vimeo On Demand Channel.

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Hedgehogs are often brought in to small animal veterinary practices by members of the public for emergency care. The initial triage of hedgehogs is the same as that provided to domestic species, however hedgehogs can be quite difficult to handle and assess if you don’t have experience working with them. The aim of this presentation is to provide support for veterinary nurses and to instill confidence on how to triage and provide first aid for hedgehogs, and how to nurses them in the short term before transferring them to a suitable wildlife hospital or rehabilitation centre.

Learning Points:

  1. Be able to confidently handle hedgehogs
  2. Be able to triage and provide emergency first aid for hedgehogs
  3. Be able to make decisions regarding euthanasia of hedgehogs
  4. Be able to nurse hedgehogs before they can be transferred to a wildlife hospital or rehabilitation centre

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