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The incidence of disease and injury in displaced wild hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus)

TABLE 2

The incidence of disease and injury in 168 hedgehogs
treated during 1998 - 2000

Ailment/injury
Nestling
(n)
Juvenile
(n)
Adult
(n)
Total
(n)
Total
(%)
Malnurished
25
10
10
45
27
Dehydrated
13
8
4
25
15
Hypothermia
6
5
1
13
8
Breathing difficulties
2
4
7
13
8
Puncture wounds
3
2
3
8
5
Abscesses
4
1
4
9
5
Myiasis
3
0
0
3
2
Ticks Ixodes hexagonus
1
15
8
24
14
Ringworm
6
1
0
7
4
Sarcoptic mange
6
2
2
10
6
Demodectic mange
0
1
1
2
1
Crenosoma striatum
4
7
7
18
11
Capillaria spp.
3
6
0
9
5
Hymenolepis erinacei
2
5
2
9
5
Isospora spp.
2
5
0
7
4
Escherichia coli
1
1
0
2
1
Hit by car
0
2
4
6
4
Broken leg
1
1
0
2
1
Eye infection
1
1
0
2
1
Miscellaneous injuries
2
2
3
7
4
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