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  • This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 3 years ago by stef.
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    We have recently had sightings of hedgehogs out in the garden during the day. The first two, whilst appearing quite small, were lively and eating and drinking ok. I took them to our local vets to be checked over and they were found to be fine after having had ticks removed so were released back into the garden. However a few days later a neighbour brought round a similarly sized hedgehog that was wobbly and I took it to the vets straightaway. Sadly it died and the vet confirmed it was fluke. My questions are: 1) Is there anything we can do as a hedgehog-friendly neighbourhood to prevent fluke being present in our gardens to avoid the condition taking hold in the first place? 2) It may be that the third creature was actually one of the two declared fit the previous week – could the vet have treated for potential fluke as a preventative measure? Advice appreciated.


    There’s nothing you can do to prevent them picking it up. However it is easily treated if identified.

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