Our Treatment Room is well equipped to deal with any wildlife emergency that comes in.
We have anaesthetic and x-ray facilities as well as everything else necessary for
dealing with wounds, fractures, shock, dehydration and illness.
All casualties admitted to the Hospital are brought to this room for an initial examination and
assessment before being given fluids and immediate first aid treatment.
Their ongoing medications and any other necessary treatments are worked out
before the casualty is taken through to one of our other rooms.
Most of the injuries that we deal with are caused by
humans, although usually accidentally.
Some of them however, have problems that are nothing
to do with us, such as this badger which was covered in literally hundreds of ticks.
A small number of ticks do not generally cause any
problems, but a huge burden such as this could easily
cause anaemia, and possibly lead to the death of the
We deal with many fishing-related problems and
injuries every year.
This swan had partially swallowed line and weights
which had lodged half way down her neck.
Any food that she tried to eat could not get past the blockage and so, although she was trying to eat,
nothing was getting down.
We removed the line and the mass of food stuck in
her throat, and as soon as she came round from
the anaesthetic she ate and ate and ate!!