Pet hedgehog medicine and surgery is a rapidly evolving field, with some novel conditions and re-emerging diseases being reported in the literature in recent years. Skin disease and neoplasia are commonly found in African pygmy hedgehogs worldwide. Selected new and emerging diseases occurring in these commonly reported groups are discussed in greater detail, focusing on Caparinia tripilis infestation and brain tumors. This chapter will primarily discuss African pygmy hedgehogs, with some reference to European free-living hedgehogs.
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice|
|Early online date||20 Apr 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 20 Apr 2020|
- African pygmy hedgehog
- Caparinia tripilis,
- emerging disease