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The Assessment of British Hedgehog [Erinaceus europaeus] Casualties on Arrival and Determination of Optimum Release Weights Using a New Index

TABLE 6

BUNNELL INDEX REFERENCE TABLE FOR ASSESSING HEDGEHOG WEIGHT/SIZE RELATIONSHIP

WEIGHT (g)
Latitudinal circumference (cm) measurement A
Longitudinal circumference (cm) measurement B
Bunnell Index A/B
238
27.5
34.5
0.80
250
27.5
34.5
0.80
275
28
35
0.80
290
28
35
0.80
330
29
36.5
0.80
335
29
36.5
0.80
350
29
36
0.81
370
29.5
36.5
0.80
375
30
37.5
0.80
405
31
38.5
0.81
410
30.5
38
0.81
420
32
40
0.80
460
33
41
0.81
465
33.5
41.5
0.81
475
32.5
40.5
0.80
500
32
40
0.80
535
33
41
0.81
553
33
42
0.80
570
34
42
0.81
575
34
42
0.81
603
35
44
0.80
610
35
43
0.81
620
33
41
0.81
695
36
45
0.80
945
37
46
0.80
1000
38
47
0.81

NOTE: There will be individual differences regarding spine length which will affect the measurements A and B, but not the final Bunnell Index.

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