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Old Feb 11th 2012, 06:37 PM   #1
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
So the deer in the adjacent pens to my Rosa's all have bloody and/or mucusy stools. So far, my deer Rosa's stool is not affected at all, and she seemed slow one day, but was fine the next and has been well for a week, although none of the deer are eating really well (appetite loss this past week or so). What they are eating pretty well is hay.



The fecal tests came back negative for parasites. . .



I am thinking this could be clostridium. My Rosa was vaccinated last year and again this summer with Covexin 8 and with EHD only. I am hoping that the Covexin 8 covers all of the categories of Clostridium...



MY QUESTIONS:



1. DOES COVEXIN 8 VACCINE COVER ALL CLASSES OF CLOSTRIDIUM?



2. IF THE DEER ARE SUFFERING FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW OF CLOSTRIDIUM-RLEATED SYMPTOMS OF BLOODY STOOL AND STOOL ENCASED IN A MUCUS MEMBRANE-LIKE "NECKLACE OF PELLETS,"



HOW SHOULD WE TREAT THE AFFECTED ADULT DEER, AND ALSO THE 7-8 MONTH OLD BUCK FAWN? WHICH ANTIBIOTICS HAVE SHOWN THE BEST BROAD-SPECTRUM EFFICACY AND WHAT'S THE USUAL DOSAGE RATE AND FREQUENCY??



Thank you.

Lana
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Old Feb 11th 2012, 07:20 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Amsterdam, Ohio
Lana it would be my guess you may be dealing with Coccidia more so than clostridium.



covexin 8 covers strain c&d but does not cover strain A.



Most cases of clostridium perfringens that i have seen were rapid deaths in a short time frame.
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Old Feb 12th 2012, 06:43 AM   #3
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Albon and Corid are excellent medications to treat coccidia. You add it to their water or give orally. If the deer will accept treats like grapes, animal crackers, etc. the med can be placed in the treat. The treatment is a 5 day protocol and prevention thwere after is a 21 day cycle.
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Old Feb 12th 2012, 04:42 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2011
  Kenosha, WI
I second the coccidia. Treat them with the five day, you can also give corid pellets, you have to weigh them and top dress the feed -or you can go the water route.



Then do like Scott says, treatment, and then the 21 day prevention.
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Old Feb 12th 2012, 05:02 PM   #5
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
Thanks to all.



But the fecals all were negative for parasites. Last night the deer ate a ton of hay, and have been heavily licking their mineral blocks.



As far as I know their water was treated with Corrid several times already in the past two months. But I am not sure that they adhered to the 21-day cycle rule. Will convey your advice- thank you to all, I appreciate it very much.

lana
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Old Feb 13th 2012, 05:47 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Carrollton, MO
If you still think it's Clostridium, you could maybe try an oral treatment of C&D antitoxin, or IM treatment of Genomycin or Garrison...
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Old Feb 14th 2012, 04:08 PM   #7
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
Thanks guys, I have printed this page for the farm's owner.



Have never heard of Garrison before Phillip, but I will of course, research this too.

best to all,

lana
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