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Totally agree with Nic.
I speak for myself and probably other rehabbers that we will gladly pass on help and advice – every hog we don’t have to look after frees up a cage for one we do.
Your hog probably needed to be seen by someone who could do poo tests etc.

Hogs can appear totally healthy, but there is always a reason why they’ve been rescued. It may not be apparent to the eye and only come up on tests.
The window of time to treat can be very short once a hog is ‘rescued’
I for one am always happy to look at an apparently healthy hog even if it’s only to send it home again.

However, a word of caution, bringing a hog into a caged situation or being relocated causes immense stress on the animal. This can cause an imbalance on the internal parasites that the hog could have been coping with perfectly normally before, therefore hogs/hoglets should only be rescued when there is something out of the ordinary – eg out in daytime or wobbly or excess ticks etc