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Old Jul 19th 2009, 05:12 PM   #1
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
I purchased some fawns this year from a different farm and I seem to be having all kinds of crazy problems with the fawns......not blaming anyone might be coincidence .........one of the fawns when i got him had kind of thick curly hair in fact we call him curly....but recently he is losing all his hair.....not to the skin he still has some fine hair there just all the thick curly hair is going....is this something to worry about?? He is fine otherwise.........another fawn I noticed today he his basically healthy and eating fine and he looks ok other than i noticed he has a lot of twitches and stuff gong on with his muscles in his back....you can watch the muscles constantly twitching....now i just noticed this today for the first time.....is this something to be concerned over???
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 01:51 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
I must have stumped everyone......does anyone have any ideas as what these problems could be.......can i treat the fawns......if it is something serious i want to catch it as early as possible.......any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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Dennis I'm sorry but I would have no idea what is wrong.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 04:35 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Roger thanks that makes two of us........they seem healthy other than the symptoms......
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 04:36 PM   #5
 
  May 2009
  Texas
MAYBE swollen nerves causing the twitching? I dont know. i would try Banamine if i saw the problem. i just dont know. sorry.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 04:39 PM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Thanks Cameron....maybe he is just a nervous nellie.....who knows as long as he is eating and healthy I will be happy I guess...
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 04:39 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
Does he look like this, Dennis?



This is a picture of a fawn from a few weeks ago that I went to look at. The owner discribed the symptoms much the same way you are discribing them.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 04:41 PM   #8
 
  May 2009
  Texas
maybe possible nutrient absorbtion or colostrum problem? how old is the fawn?
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 04:58 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
John Maybe kind of like that....but healthier looking ........but maybe i am catching it sooner ....do you know what that fawn was suffering from??? I tis reallyn odd how it's back muscles just keep twitching like crazy...now this morning when saw it it wasn't twitching but by afternoon it was twitching like crazy again!!
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 05:00 PM   #10
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Cameron fawn is 9 to ten weeks old
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 05:00 PM   #11
 
  May 2009
  Texas
oh ok never mind... Ijust had one die from lack of colostum... thought i'd through that out.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 05:15 PM   #12
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

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I fed a buck fawn last year that lost alot of hair, I never figured it out but he just lost it like crazy but did keep his finer fuzzy hair underneath as you described, none of the other fawns i fed lost their hair. Anyway he was 100% healthy then, and he is healthy to this day, 1 year later. He has a completly normal coat now, So hopefully yours will be fine as well. I sure he will be.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 05:46 PM   #13
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Hair loss in fawns is not that unusual when they are being bottle raised or have been weaned too soon. This is due to basically malnutrition, meaning there was something not present in the diet that was needed. It is usually a vitamin A or D deficiency. This can be solved by giving them a multi-vitamin supplement. One that works well and they really love are One-a-day "Flinstone" vitamins. I give one every 3 days until hair loss, or other symptoms clear-up. They love the flavor and will readily eat them as a treat.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 06:03 PM   #14
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Thanks scott my boy takes those!!!
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 06:15 PM   #15
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
I wonder if he might have some sort of lice,mite, or flea irratating his skin. The little bites cause him to twitch as if a fly had lit on him. Just a thought. Rick
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