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Old Mar 14th 2010, 03:38 AM   #16
  Mar 2010
Hello All, I did search and found this thread which seems most applicable.

We live in Berks County PA, and have a pet whitetail doe which came with the property.

We know virtually nothing about deer.

She has this same sort of cough described for about 2 weeks.

Doesn't cough anything up.

Eats and drinks fine, good poop and pee.

Runs around the pen, and the cough does not seem exertion related.

Weight seems fine, eyes look ok.

But I do know wild animals compensate pretty well until they suddenly die.

Her sister died about a year ago after barely 1 day of diarrhea despite everything we did.

She's always been skittish as her past includes abuse.

So I don't know if I could manage shots or even meds to squirt in her mouth.

It can take me 30 minutes of sitting on the ground before she even gets near me.

Meds in feeds are possible.

I dosed her with ivermectin last week, no difference really seen.

Today, I got 100mg/g fenbendazole for worms,

Aureomycin Chlortetracycline 4g/lb and

Some Durvet vites and electrolytes for luck.

Any suggestions?

She is very much loved...

thanks to all,

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Old Mar 14th 2010, 02:48 PM   #17
  Apr 2009
I am having the same thing going on. I hit them with everything nothing helps just that same ol dry cough day after day. No temp. It seems that they cough more if they get worked up. We are going to have blood work done to see what they find i will post and let you know.
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Old Mar 15th 2010, 01:22 AM   #18
  Mar 2010
Thank you!

She seems fine.

We're wrecks from worrying!
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Old Apr 20th 2010, 01:49 PM   #19
  Apr 2009
Blood came back all neg. on all virus that it might be they still are coughing and the vets are scratching their head. Seems to have gotten better now the weather has changed i also tried the poly serum with no luck,Nutra Glo and Diatom. Earth seems to help some and they all got 3x safe guard for 5 days, I dont know?
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Old Apr 22nd 2010, 10:17 AM   #20
  Apr 2009
  Eureka, MO
Guys I had two bucks do just what you are saying they had either lung worms are adult liver flukes. I gave them everthing you could think of it would not work. Knock both down gave both bucks 4cc of Ivomec Plus cq By the next day did not here one cough from either buck good luck
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Old Apr 22nd 2010, 12:40 PM   #21
  Mar 2010
  Beeville, TX
Hey guys, check this bacteria out: Fusobacterium necrophorum

It causes a lot of problems such as foot rot, lung problems (pnuemonia) as well as lumpy jaw problems after deer eat spiny things and get open sores in their cheeks etc. The deer gets an injury/wound and this bacteria sets in to reak havoc. We are dealing with several foot rot cases and lumpy jaw cases right now. Talk with your vets!
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Old Apr 28th 2010, 05:01 AM   #22
  Apr 2009
  Eureka, MO
One of them bucks I was talking about in my last post is starting up the same way he did last summer. If you watch them close they act like something in there nose like a bug are fly, and try to blow it out. Then they lick there nose alot , then the cough start. I hit him again with ivomec plus 4 CC ,CQ . It is like Tim says you got to break the cycles of the eggs. GOOD LUCK
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Old Apr 28th 2010, 03:16 PM   #23
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Just one observation I have made is that some deer react to pollen just as alergic humans do. The above mentioned post is precisely the symptoms I have seen.
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Old Aug 25th 2010, 03:17 PM   #24
  Apr 2009
we got sick of guesing necrop. 2 deer with it, all came back with good marks for viruses and bacteria, stol samples were excellent. We did 3 more doe with lung draws for bac. and they got nothing to grow,all blood work is neg. and temps are ballpark. they look like healthy deer just a cough
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Old Aug 30th 2010, 11:50 AM   #25
  Aug 2010
  Angleton, Tx

Where are your deer located?

Manny Sanchez DVM
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 04:51 AM   #26
  Apr 2009
I would like to hear if anyone found anything out on this subject. I have a buck fawn that is like this right now. Everything is normal just a cough. Nothing seems to work. Are all the animals posted here still alive today and do they still cough.

Thank you

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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 03:09 PM   #27
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  Apr 2009
  Defiance, MO

Cervid: Whitetails
We have deer that have done the same thing. I usually hit them with 2cc Draxin and 2cc Banimine. Most of the time this helped but sometimes I've seen it come back. It looks like there are several opinions on this one. I would be curious to here from one of the vets on this.
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 05:22 PM   #28
  Sep 2009
Are any of you feeding extremly dry dusty hay,or moldy hay? This can get in their nose and nasal passages,
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Old Feb 23rd 2011, 07:35 PM   #29
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
I have a doe that has had a cough forever, I treated her when she was young but nothing helped. My vet told me that it was probably something that she would always have. And she has to date, she is healthy and acts normal she is 2 1/2 now.
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Old Feb 24th 2011, 07:27 AM   #30
  Aug 2010
Sorry ncw, but I believe you may be wrong, IVOMEC does treat LUNGWORM. IVOMEC PLUS also treats LIVER FLUKES.

Specifically, here is what it reads on the back of my "Ivomec" (Ivermectin) box (Injection for Cattle and Swine), 50mL bottle:

Cattle: For the treatment and control of gastrointestinal roundworms (including inhibited Ostertagia ostertagi, LUNGWORMS, grubs (note insert precautions), sucking lice, and mange mites in cattle.
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