How to nurse wildlife patients

Stacey Vickery, Ashton Hollwarth
Friday, April 2, 2021

This article provides a basic outline of nursing of wildlife patients, from initial contact and triage through to kennelling and rehabilitation. Most wildlife presentations are debilitated or injured and require immediate veterinary attention and nursing care.

Figure 1. Juvenile animals coming into captivity are at risk of becoming imprinted and having no fear of humans, for example this European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus).
Figure 1. Juvenile animals coming into captivity are at risk of becoming imprinted and having no fear of humans, for example this European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus).

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