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Old Jul 21st 2009, 06:31 AM   #16
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  Apr 2009
  Rivesville, WV

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Hey Dennis, can you tell if this fawn is warm? What I mean is possibly his body temp could be running a little higher than normal. Not neccessarily having a fever, just might be normal for him. This would cause him the "shed" his coat to make himself cooler.

Along with the idea that Scott had about the vitamins. When I bottle feed, I always use a multi-purpose LIQUID childrens vitamin. I put 2 or 3 drops in each and every bottle. My fawns were always very healthy.
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Old Jul 21st 2009, 07:24 AM   #17
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and suggestions I appreciate it.......the one fawn I am most worried about is the one wo has muscle twitches constantly in his back and down his sides...up unti this morning he was eating fine......but he seemed to prefer to stay inside in his pen and not go outside much with the other fawns........this morning he did not eat well so I am hoping this is not a turn for the worse....I usually don't get concerned until they go a couple of feedings so we will have to see .....but his muscle twitches really have me puzzled.
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Old Aug 21st 2009, 03:04 PM   #18
  Jun 2009
Had a calf with that problem - vet gave us injectable B vitamins which we gave her for a month and the problem cleared up.
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Old Aug 21st 2009, 05:03 PM   #19
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Duh...........check the twitching fawn for parasites, namely lice or fleas before beginning to throw the medicine chest at it. The one losing hair is is most likely difficient in vitamin A. Take a children's chewable daily vitamin and crush to a powder and add it to his milk.
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Old Aug 22nd 2009, 11:51 AM   #20
  Jun 2009
I like getting vitamins in it,maybe some bose and vitamin B complex.and a small amount of wormer wont hurt. Hey D D we got a nice 2yr old out of a Hefty doe...We will get you a picture.
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Old Mar 13th 2019, 05:25 PM   #21
  Mar 2019
  Northwest Peninsula, Wa.
Originally Posted by Scott Heinrich View Post
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.
Hi Scott... this makes sense and I have vitamins (chewable) on hand. But what would be helpful for lice or mites? Is there anything I can add to their corn or spray them to rid them of lice? Thanks!
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