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Old Dec 16th 2017, 01:47 AM   #1
 
  Dec 2017
  Texas
Deer Fawn walking with head tilted

I have a deer Fawn that has his head tilted when he walks. It has been about 4 weeks and now his one eye looks like he might be blind now ... At first he was having a hard time keeping head up . Has anyone seen this ?
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Old Dec 16th 2017, 05:21 AM   #2
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  Jan 2013
  Cando, ND
Maybe it ran into the fence and broke its neck??? I have an adult doe that broke her neck and now she has a crooked neck
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Old Dec 16th 2017, 05:05 PM   #3
 
  Dec 2017
  Texas
I donít think he broke his neck we have darted him twice and our biologist said his neck looked fine plus I have seen him move neck . Biologist said he has never seen before . it is so weird he walks sideways . It is like he is if off balance. He is still eating and his ears are up .
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Old Dec 16th 2017, 07:02 PM   #4
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How about phneumoia? Or an infection of some sort. Any drooling or anything like that?
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Old Dec 17th 2017, 06:05 AM   #5
 
  Dec 2017
  Texas
We darted the deer and gave meds for all of that I do think it is a infection of some sort. When we had him down we checked him out since he was leaning to one side we thought ear ache . We did find a scab and dried up pus in one ear . He started to walk better and thought he was getting better. But now this week he looks worse ( the eye thing just happen this week). I haven’t seen any drooling yet ...This has been going on for about 4 weeks ... thanks for your help really do appreciate all the info . This is something you can’t just research online.. Also the mom has been licking his ears constantly..

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Old Dec 17th 2017, 09:44 AM   #6
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I wonder if he’s got a bad ear infection and it’s throwing him off balance? I’m no doctor though just throwing it out there. Can you get on Facebook and get on the deer q&a discussion board? I could invite you to it as that’s the only way you can get on it. There’s a lot more ppl that can help you on there. This site is pretty much done as everyone uses Facebook now I guess
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Old Dec 17th 2017, 11:23 AM   #7
 
  Dec 2017
  Texas
Ok I just requested to join
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Old Dec 18th 2017, 05:50 AM   #8
 
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  McAlester OK
Was he a twin? Was it a new mother?
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