The BSAVA has announced a new collection of resources to help veterinary professionals treat hedgehogs in practice.
Published to coincide with Hedgehog Awareness Week (1-7 May), the collection includes various materials from Companion, BSAVA Congress and the BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties. Topics range from hand-rearing to anaesthesia to relevant legal questions, covering hedgehogs and wildlife casualties in general.
Liz Mullineaux, senior vice president of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, and editor of the BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties commented: “Hedgehogs are the most common mammalian wildlife casualty seen by veterinary surgeons. Those caring for these animals have very variable knowledge and look to vets for appropriate help, advice, and clinical care.
“It’s therefore really important that vets and vet nurses in practice have some good information about hedgehogs to hand. As well as knowing about clinical conditions, a broader understanding of wildlife rehabilitation is essential. This collection provides those in practice with an excellent 'hedgehog resource'.
Organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Hedgehog Awareness Week is an annual event that aims to highlight the plight of hedgehogs and how people can help them.
The collection can be accessed via the BSAVA Library at £20.00 for BSAVA members or £45.00 for non-members.