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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Maggotts Reply To: Maggotts


It is essential that every maggot and fly egg was removed from the wound. It only takes one to hatch and enter the body for the hog to die. You need to get a good look into the wound and make sure it’s all clean – tweezers are best to remove and copious flushing. Fly eggs are sticky though and won’t come off with general washing
F10 is the best wash out there to kill the eggs and the larvae and you can ask your vet if they are using it and if you could have some
Time of of the essence with any fly stuck wounds. Keeping your hog warm will make them hatch more quickly
If the wound is clear then the antibiotics should sort it out quite quickly
If you plan to look after hogs going forward you will become immune to fly struck wounds as they are very common.
If you are in any doubt at all then get your hog to the nearest carer with great urgency