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Old Jun 7th 2012, 11:50 PM   #1
 
  Apr 2009
Just wondering if anybody has advice. just got back today being out of town for a few days and went to check pens for fawns. i had one more doe to fawn. she had twins and the first one i came across was healthy and doing well but the other one was laying on its side and couldnt even lift her head up. i pulled her immediately and got 3 ounces of red cap in her. within an hour after that she got a little spark back but still very week. while feeding her i noticed she was cut open on her front shoulder. hole about size of a quarter. that doesnt appear to be to bad. unfortunately my vet was closed and heading there right away in the am. what are some meds i for sure need to get in her? And any other advice u may have would be apprecIated. still pretty new as this is only my 3rd fawning season and first time bottle feeding. thanks again
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 01:50 AM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Chambersburg, Pa
Check her temp, needs to be around 100, if she is cold don't give her milk till she is warmed up. I would give her goat drench or other energy boost. Likely dehydrated, if she will suck I would also give her electrolytes or ringers sub Q. Hopefully the wound isn't from being stepped on, may want to listen to lungs with stethoscope. I'll defer to vet on meds.
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 07:56 AM   #3
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
I would spray the would with some Gentamycin spray or what's readily available at TSC-- Vetericyn spray (this stuff worked great on my dog's open wounds). It also doesn't burn and works well on topical infections. Available at TSC.
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 08:17 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
Alright thanks a lot guys. helps alot!!!
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 02:34 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
I was wondering how long typically it should take before she should consistently be able to hold her head up and even possibly walk? as of right now she will occasionally pull her head up but no more then seconds. which doesnt sound like much but quite a bit better then last night. i am concerned that when she does lift her head up she favors to the left which is the way she was laying when i found her. thanks again.
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 07:08 PM   #6
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
instead of stitching I have used superglue to close a wound. Even on myself. takes seconds,just don't get sloppy with it.
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 07:29 PM   #7
 
  May 2010
  nj
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instead of stitching I have used superglue to close a wound. Even on myself. takes seconds,just don't get sloppy with it.
ya done the superglue thing all so , works but on small cuts onely, i think you have to have it in your ( what if ) bag ,
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 08:16 PM   #8
 
  Oct 2010
  Pickerington, Ohio
Super glue contains cyanide! Have you guys ever heard of liquid bandaids.
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Old Jun 8th 2012, 09:08 PM   #9
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
sometimes it's just not wise to close a wound... Better to let it ooze. Although if that baby were mine, she'd be seen by a vet asap. Have you given her any BoSe? any meds for energy? how is she eating? hydrated? Hydration is sooo impt- and you need to keep the fawn warm b/c hypothermia can kill quickly.
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Old Jun 9th 2012, 12:39 PM   #10
 
  Jul 2009
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ya done the superglue thing all so , works but on small cuts onely, i think you have to have it in your ( what if ) bag ,


not so, I closed a six inch chain saw cut to my leg with superglue. No infection, no pain, no stitches. No scar either.
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Old Jun 9th 2012, 06:40 PM   #11
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
They use it in the battle field is what I have heard.
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Old Jun 9th 2012, 06:54 PM   #12
 
  May 2010
  nj
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not so, I closed a six inch chain saw cut to my leg with superglue. No infection, no pain, no stitches. No scar either.


OMG thats nuts, but hay what works works .im just not sur i would have done a 6 in saw cut with SG, LOL
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Old Jun 9th 2012, 07:49 PM   #13
 
  Jul 2009
Crocket, I was near New Orleans two days after Katrina hit em and there was no real choice...no hospitals, docs, etc were available. Super glue is your friend.



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Old Jun 9th 2012, 08:20 PM   #14
 
  May 2010
  nj
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Crocket, I was near New Orleans two days after Katrina hit em and there was no real choice...no hospitals, docs, etc were available. Super glue is your friend.



troy


yup in a pinch , i hope im never in that pinch that you were in , again i said you must have it it your what if bag on the farm , but now i will always have some in my truck , thank you ,
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Old Jun 10th 2012, 04:32 PM   #15
 
  Apr 2009
Update. well she is definetly putting on weigh she is also very slowly getting some strength, definetly not as far along as i would of expected. she if lifting her head but still has no balance. she can hold up her weight fine but if i were to not hold her sides she would fall over. her balance is horrible. i almost think she is blind in one eye as its very blue which is why i think she has no balance. i have gotten her on a probiotic. i have given her bose, vitamin b complex, pen g. i just got goat drench, how much should i be giving her and is there anything else to recomend? I also noticed the last couple times checking on her, she has little bit of foam coming from mouth. is this pnemonia? Sorry if i am probably asking a lot of common sense questions. this is all just new to us. and thanks a lot for all the recomendations so far. i would love to hear more. thanks
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