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Rescue, Care and Rehabilitation of Hedgehogs

October 19 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

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 Dan Bryant (SWWR Wildlife Care Supervisor) and Dr Liz Mullineaux MRCVS (SWWR Scientific Advisor), 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. It is possible to attend the courses online on the day or as a recorded presentation, sent to registered delegates and accessible for a limited time after the course. Those attending will receive an electronic certificate, as well as a selection of relevant open access scientific papers and other supporting electronic information.

Course Organiser: George Bethell (SWWR Learning and Engagement Officer)

Course tutor(s): Dr Liz Mullineaux MRCVS (SWWR Scientific Advisor)

Date: Saturday 19th October 2024

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: £45 (SWWR volunteers and students £35)

Tickets go live on 1st July 2024

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


October 19
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Secret World Wildlife Rescue
01278 783250
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