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Wildlife
Treating injured hedgehogs
  1. Fieke Molenaar,
  2. Liz Mullineaux and
  3. Romain Pizzi
  1. President, BVZS
  2. for and on behalf of the British Veterinary Zoological Society
  1. email: admin{at}bvzs.org

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We would like to thank Lynne Garner for raising the issue of veterinary care for hedgehogs (VR, 13 July 2019, vol 185, p 56) and would agree that this species, along with all British wildlife, does not always receive an acceptable standard of care. Additionally, we also agree that the work of rescue centres – particularly related to native patients returning to the wild – is vital, as their specialised training in wildlife animal care usually falls outside the remit of veterinary professionals.

All veterinary surgeons should have working knowledge of …

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