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Which bacteria is commonly seen associated with respiratory tract infections and often accompanies lungworm infestations in hedgehogs?

Bordetella bronchiseptica

What is the main importance of Leptospira interrogans in hedgehogs?

It causes damage to the kidney structure in hedgehogs

Which bacteria is commonly involved in dental abscesses in hedgehogs?

All of the above

Which parasite is responsible for causing a dry cough, dyspnoea, and weight loss in hedgehogs?

Crenosoma striatum

Which nematode is frequently found in the digestive system of European hedgehogs in the UK?

Capillaria erinacei

Which tapeworm is occasionally found in hedgehogs and can cause weight loss and diarrhea?

Rodentolepis erinacei

Which of the following is a common cause of severe mange in hedgehogs in the UK?

Caparinia tripilis

What is the most effective treatment for psoroptid and sarcoptid mites in hedgehogs?


Which parasite infestation can cause blockage of the small airways and severe damage to the lung structure in hedgehogs?


Which of the following anesthetics is recommended for surgical anesthesia in European hedgehogs?

Isoflurane or sevoflurane

Which of the following can be used to produce sedation or light anesthesia in European hedgehogs for minor procedures?

Fentanyl/fluanisone at 0.5-1 ml/kg

Which of the following ectoparasites is commonly found on European hedgehogs?

Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides spp.)

Which fungal infection of the lungs in hedgehogs can lead to severe pneumonia and is often complicated by verminous pneumonia and secondary bacterial infection?


Which viral disease causes unpleasant mouth ulcerations, ulcerations of the nose and perineum, and vesicles on the feet of hedgehogs?

Foot and Mouth Disease

What is the commonest cause of poisoning in hedgehogs in the UK?

Metaldehyde poisoning

Which of the following symptoms is NOT mentioned in the text?


What is the recommended treatment for poisoning according to the text?

Oral administration of activated charcoal slurry

What medication is advised if fitting occurs?


What is the main challenge in poisoning cases according to the text?

Identifying the poison correctly

What syndrome has been reported with spinal demyelination and paralysis according to the text?

Neurological syndrome

Test your knowledge on the life cycle, diagnosis, and treatment of a gastrointestinal parasite causing haemorrhagic enteritis. Learn about the tiny trematode eggs, treatment options, and more in this quiz.

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