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Old Jul 24th 2018, 10:54 AM   #1
  Jul 2018
  Beaver Falls, PA
Buck in velvet with broken drop tine

I have a 3 yr old buck who has a drop tine. A couple days ago I noticed the drop tine was somehow snapped off and is dangling only by the velvet. He hasn't shown any sign of bleeding and seems fine. Is this something I need to take action on or leave it alone ?
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Old Jul 24th 2018, 11:00 AM   #2
  Sep 2010
  Zimmerman, MN
Once the flies get to it, you are in big trouble. You better do something ASAP.
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Old Jul 24th 2018, 11:49 AM   #3
  Jul 2018
  Beaver Falls, PA
Ok, I've never dealt with a broken antler in velvet. I have no idea what to do. Can you help ?
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Old Jul 24th 2018, 12:55 PM   #4
  Sep 2010
  Zimmerman, MN
Dart him and cut off. I usually give a heavy dose of Nuflor as well. If bleeding, wrap a wire around to stop it. Spray with Blue Kote and Alushield, which is an aerosol bandage. Spray some kind of fly spray on head/antler area too keep them away.
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Old Jul 26th 2018, 03:36 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Negley, Ohio
I just had same issue. The fly eggs were on it with in a day and I knocked him out yesterday. Tiny Maggots were just getting started. I cut it off. No blood in my case.

I used a spray called Catron that kills Maggots, then I sprayed it with Blu Kote. Then I smeared a cream called "SWAT" all over it and sprayed his body and antlers with fly spray that is water proof and says it lasts 17 days. Catron was obtained from a Vet and the Swat cream and fly spray at TSC. I also gave him Nuflor, Long Range and Multimin shots.

GOOD LUCK, Dont wait! The flies will get him !
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