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Rescue, Care and Rehabilitation of Hedgehogs
October 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm£35.00 – £45.00
This species-specific course focusing on Hedgehogs is aimed at those who have already completed our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Courses and/or have some good foundation knowledge of the rehabilitation of hedgehogs. The course will include discussion of:
- The ecology and biology of Hedgehogs relevant to their assessment and triage for treatment, rehabilitation and release
- The care of Hedgehogs whilst in captivity
- Some of the common reasons for admissions of Hedgehogs to vets and wildlife centres
- The care of neonatal and juvenile Hedgehogs
The course will be led by Sarah Tingvoll (SWWR Co Head of Animal Care Services and Rehabilitation Section Leader) and Dr Liz Mullineaux MRCVS (SWWR Scientific Advisor and vet), both of whom have many years of experience in dealing with Hedgehogs. The courses will be run virtually (online using Zoom) as a half day (4hr) event. Delegates may attend ‘live’ or will be able to ‘catch up’ using a time limited link over the week following the live event. Those attending will receive an electronic certificate, as well as a selection of relevant open access scientific papers and other supporting electronic information.
Course tutor(s): Sarah Tingvoll and Liz Mullineaux
Date: Saturday 8th October 2022
Cost: £45 (SWWR volunteers and students £35)
Please note that although this will be a detailed course, no specific drug doses or treatments will be included, as the course is not aimed specifically at veterinary professionals. Veterinary surgeons requiring discussion of these things are directed to our course for Veterinary professionals