Funding for this research was provided by:
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Received: 4 March 2021
Accepted: 15 June 2021
First Online: 15 July 2021
: Ethical approval according to national legislation (SJVFS 2015:38) was not necessary as the samples were collected from dead wildlife where the cause of death was not related to the preformed study. The included hedgehogs were either found as roadkill, was dead on arrival or died during the stay at the participating centres, or euthanized due to poor condition on arrival or deteriorating health during the stay at the centres.Representatives for rescue centres gave consent via e-mail to participate in the study to Stefan Börjesson. When representatives accepted participation, they were provided with material and instructions on how to package and send deceased hedgehogs to SVA, all costs related to transport and packing were paid by SVA.
: All people involved in the manuscript and study was informed about the intent to publish and have given their approval.
: Nothing to declare.