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Old Jun 17th 2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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  Apr 2009
  Rivesville, WV

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I believe normal body temperature for a fawn is about 100-102 degrees. IS THAT CORRECT?



I have a 6 day old fawn that has been sick for a few days, She is doing fine now, but my problem is her twin is not acting normal to me. She seems a bit weak and somewhat lethargic. She just lays around and has no attempt at getting up and running when we approach. Her temperature is 102 degrees but she seems very warm. She did get up and walk around and nurse from mom, but wasn't very aggressive about it like normal fawns.



When the first fawn was sick I treated is with SULMET for the scours. I treated this fawn also as a preventative. Could I have done something wrong?



Am I just being paranoid or is there something I should look for or treat for?
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Old Jun 17th 2010, 07:33 PM   #2
 
  Jun 2009
  Denver PA USA
According to my vet, normal temp. is 101.1. For her fever I would give 3/10 cc. of Banamine. It should bring the fever right back to normal within a couple hours. Good luck with her.
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Old Jun 17th 2010, 10:14 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Yeah Jack.....she is obviously not feeling well....you have seen enough fawns to know when one does not look well......don't second guess yourself....you know how a healthy fawns looks and acts........give her some banamine as goldstar said above and see if that gets her back to normal.........
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Old Jun 19th 2010, 05:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help Delfred and Dennis. I didn't give her anything that night, and she was doing better the next morning. After I read your postings I checked her temp and it was 101.1, I guess normal.



She seems to be doing fine these past couple days.
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Old Jun 19th 2010, 07:03 AM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
does banamine help low temp as well
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Old Jun 19th 2010, 07:58 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Brookshire, Texas
Bill - if you have a low temp, you probably have a bacterial infection of some sort. Low temp is from all of the fawns energy going to fight the infection and not to regulating body temp. Banamine helps in terms of discomfort from the illness, but will not help restore the temp to normal. Heating pads work great for us, along with warm fluids and antibiotic chosen based on other symptoms. Call if you need to.



Normal temp in fawns can vary from 100 - 103. Perfectly normal in a mature deer is 101.5. Fawns will vary based on ambient temperature, cloud cover vs. sunshine, sleeping vs. up moving around, etc......as they aren't fully able to regulate just yet, especially really little ones. Best thing is to check a few fawns in your pen for reference, before deciding if a temp is high or low. They might all be 102.1, give or take a few tenths, therefore normal for that particular moment in time within the herd.
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Old Jun 26th 2015, 10:13 AM   #7
 
  Jun 2015
  Hanceville Alabama


Randall owner of Waldrep Whitetail Farm here in Alabama. We had a fawn born last night that we found this morning to tag.* When we located the buck fawn he was laying head down and ants were biting him around his eyes and rectum.* We clean him up, removed all the ants, and *checked his temp which was 95.3.* We pulled him from mom and gave him colostrum with a syringe and got him on a heating pad. Applied neosporin to the ant bites.* We have gotten him to take about 25ml from 9 am to 12 noon.* We gave him 25cc Draxin, .25cc Baytril, and 1/2ml of B12.* His temp is up to 101 now.*I really don't want to tube him if I don't*absolutely have to.*Am I missing anything or do you have any suggestions for things that would work better?
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Old Jun 26th 2015, 02:11 PM   #8
 
  Oct 2012
  Ohio


Randall..If he is not eating you will HAVE to tube feed him. Get him back to alive* and well and you can try to put him back on mom. If she doesn't take him back you will have to bottle feed but i'd be she'll take him


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His temp looks good. sounds to me like you've done well


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Keep giving colostrum every few hrs til tomorrow


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Did you give any fawn paste? what is your standard fawn protocol?
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Old Jun 27th 2015, 04:45 PM   #9
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  Apr 2009
  Bedford, PA


I was all excited to say that Robbie was back!!! *Then i realized her post was from 2010 5 years ago... my how time flies.
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Old Jun 28th 2015, 06:23 AM   #10
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  May 2010
  Stevens Point/Gillett, WI


Robbie is a great lady....still talk to her from time to time. I blame her for getting me addicted to this industry LOL
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Old Jun 28th 2015, 07:49 AM   #11
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  Feb 2013
  Markleville IN


I would like to add that people need to stick to proper dosages. *Banamine is 0.1cc/10 lbs, or 1cc/100lbs. *Banamine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammitory and can do kidney damage when overdosed. *if the fawn weighed 15 lbs it should get 0.15cc to appropriately dose you should get some TB syringes to treat fawns. *Please use medications close to recommended amounts.. *You dont want to cure the disease and kill the patient doing it.
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Old Jun 30th 2015, 03:39 PM   #12
 
  Oct 2012
  Ohio


dont i feel dumb...responding to a 5 yr old post
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Old Jul 1st 2015, 04:53 AM   #13
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Ha-ha. Don't randall posted on the 26th of this month.
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