Programme for the International Scientific Conference for Rehabilitators of European Hedgehogs

Day 1: Saturday the 19th of September 2020

9-10: Registration and coffee

10-10:15 Streaming: Welcome (Dorthe Madsen)

10:15-10:45 Streaming: Veterinarian Ole Caspersen: How Animal Protection Denmark (Dyrenes Beskyttelse) rehabilitates hedgehogs

10:45-11:15 Streaming: Veterinarian Rikke Hansen: A short introduction to pain medication, anesthesia and teeth problems in hedgehogs

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12 Streaming: MSc student in biology, Merel Klaarmond, BSc in ecology: Dutch hedgehogs: emerging awareness about the hedgehog in the Netherlands

12-12:30 Streaming: Senior lecturer Lucy Bearman-Brown: Hedgehog Rehabilitation: Estimating the scale of the task in hand

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14 Streaming: Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen: Suburban juvenile European hedgehogs in Denmark & Measuring behaviour and glucocorticoid levels in European hedgehogs

14:00-14:30 Streaming: Professor Dawn Scott: Should rehabilitated hedgehogs be released in winter? A comparison of survival, nest use and weight change in wild and rescued animals

14:30-14:45 Coffee break

14:45-15:30 Discussion: How to improve collaboration and communication internationally and between researchers and practitioners? How do we implement scientific results in the way we practise hedgehog care?

15:30-18 Walk and talk in Legoland (the rides are open until 17, the park until 18).

19 Conference dinner

Day 2: Sunday the 20th of September 2020

Remember to check out before today’s programme starts. You can store your luggage in the reception

9-10 Streaming: Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Wildlife Population Health:  Zoonotic diseases in Western European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus

10-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 Streaming: Petrus Ekbladh, product specialist in robotic lawn mowers:  Robotic mowers in symbiose with garden wild life

10:45-11:25 Streaming: Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen: The Danish Hedgehog Project

11:25-11:35 Break

11:35-12:05 Dr Anne Berger:  Overview of research methods to learn more about hedgehogs (a PDF version of the presentation will be uploaded afterwards)

12:05-12:50 Lunch

12:50-13:25 Discussion: What would you like the researchers to investigate?

13:25-13:55 Streaming: Hedgehog rehabilitator Inge Tornkjær:  Managing a small, independent hedgehog rehabilitation centre

13:55-14:15 Coffee break

14:15-14:45 Dr Anne Berger:  Hedgehogs in Berlin – how to become a real city dweller (a PDF version of the presentation will be uploaded afterwards)

14:45-15:30 Streaming: Zoologist Hugh Warwick:  Persistence, petitions and hedgehog highways

15:30-16 Facebook group, evaluation, should we do this again: how, when and where? 

Thank you and get home safely!