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Old Jul 4th 2012, 05:31 PM   #1
 
  Jan 2012
  Morehead, KY
Have two nursing doe's that have lost so much weight after fawning. One has twins and the other just one. All seem to be eating ok but not gaining any weight back at all. Their ribs are now showing and i'm really worried about them. Any advice? maybe worms or something else?
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Have two nursing doe's that have lost so much weight after fawning. One has twins and the other just one. All seem to be eating ok but not gaining any weight back at all. Their ribs are now showing and i'm really worried about them. Any advice? maybe worms or something else?


Get a sample to the vet. If you have not wormed them as of late.. Worm them. I would treat them with valbazen just in case there are liver flukes involved if you dont want to put them down or run them through the chute. If you do then hit them with ivomec plus. If the test comes back something else then you can treat for that.
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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  Sep 2010
  Indiana

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With the heat we have had this year, is your pens still green and growing. I have started putting hay out and the nursing does and bucks have been eating it all. Some of the does will show signs of what you are saying right now while nursing.
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 07:31 PM   #4
 
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
My doe's have feed in front of them all of the time and are wormed as they should be, still they are not fat. I have a few that look a bit thin after fawning as they alway's do. Been hot and dry here, they still have green grass but am going to start feeding clover hay to them as well.
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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We find the deer don't eat as much when it is hot. We have added some extra fat to the feed along with Purina Amplify. We add it to our gravity feeders and it really makes a difference. We worked with our Purina rep to come up with a solution to just some of the problems you are talking about.
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 08:13 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
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We find the deer don't eat as much when it is hot. We have added some extra fat to the feed along with Purina Amplify. We add it to our gravity feeders and it really makes a difference. We worked with our Purina rep to come up with a solution to just some of the problems you are talking about.


I agree! we give a little flax seed meal in feed for extra fat, steve thayer told me to use it and it seems to be working fine. Good Luck!!!!





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Old Jul 5th 2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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  Oct 2009
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Still would test before throwing everything at them!!! Just me???
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