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Old Feb 5th 2012, 08:59 AM   #1
  Jul 2009
We have a doe fawn that I noticed yesterday has a large abscess on her back leg. It is on the inner side of her thigh, and swelling seems to go up into her belly area. She is eating and drinking, but walking a bit different, like it hurts if touches her other leg (which I would imagine it does). Main area is about the size of an orange. She is bottle-fed, but thanks to a case of pneumonia at weaning time, she will not let me touch her anymore. Wondering if I should dart her to drain and give antibiotics, or wait and see if it ruptures on its own.

If I clean it out, what should I flush it with? Should I put antibiotic into abscess? I have draxxin and LA -200 on hand. It is going to be in 40's today and tomorrow so if I'm going to do something it should be now. Thanks for any advice, I'll try to get some photos of it.
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Old Feb 7th 2012, 04:34 PM   #2
  May 2009
  Northwest Illinois
Sorry that nobody responded to your request for advice. I think everyone was waiting for pictures.

If I see an abscess on my deer, I generally wait to see if it pops on its own, and it always has, with rare exception. If it had swelling in the face/head, I would not wait. I would hit it hard with Pen G.

Since it is not on the face/head, I personally would just watch her real real close, and if she starts to slow up any, then take care of it accordingly. Chances are, it will pop on its own if it is your typical abscess. Good luck!
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