The BSAVA has released a new collection of resources to help veterinary surgeons treat hedgehogs.

The resource includes content from Companion, BSAVA Congress, and the BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties.

Topics range from hand-rearing to anaesthesia to relevant legal questions and cover both hedgehogs and general wildlife casualties.

Liz Mullineaux, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Wildlife Medicine (Mammalian), Senior Vice President of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, and editor of the BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties, said: "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.

The collection, which costs £20.00 for BSAVA members or £45.00 for non-members, can be accessed via the BSAVA Library:

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