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Old Jul 15th 2014, 06:29 PM   #1
  May 2014
  Black Creek, WI

New to the deer farming industry and have a doe right now that appears to have Acidosis.* Looking for any advise on how to fix this deers gut and get her back to putting weight on.* Thank you in advance for any advice you can give.
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Old Jul 16th 2014, 03:21 AM   #2
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  Mar 2012

symptoms? duration? a few details and I'm sure you'll get a glut of responses.*
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Old Jul 16th 2014, 03:37 AM   #3
  May 2014
  Black Creek, WI

Doe was purchased this spring and came to my farm early in April, she was wormed in the fall with Long Range De-Wormer.* Since she got her she's been on a straight alfalfa pasture, grazing all day long but also eating a textured 17-6 blend feed.* She looked pretty good after fawning in late May and is currently feeding 3 fawns.



1.* Doe is very skinny and not putting on weight, can currently see all her ribs and the rear hip bones can be seen when shes walking

2.* Looks very skinny with ribs showing but has a big belly on her

3.* somewhat runny stool but not horrible, thinking it's from the alfalfa

4.* Acts normal, appears to have no issues other than weight


Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Old Jul 16th 2014, 05:53 AM   #4
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA

Couple things; Straight Alfalfa can be too rich in some case for deer to be on all the time. 3 fawns can wear a doe out. If she is skinny with 3 big fans that is normal, If she is skinny with 3 little fawns that can be no good.


I did not see where she was wormed this spring. If that is the case you may want to do this as the spring green up period can cause an influx of parasites into the system. Considering the stool consistency I would just get a fecal done for worms and some bacteria and then treat accordingly.
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Old Jul 16th 2014, 07:45 AM   #5
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  Sep 2010

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My guess would be the fawns are running her down. Seen it to many times when a doe is feeding multiple big fawns this time of year. If it were me and you see the fawns eating grain, then I would wean them.
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Old Jul 16th 2014, 10:46 AM   #6
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
I started running Aueromycin in my doe feed pellet constantly at the amount calculated for preventative maintenance and all my doe have stayed very thick and fat while nursing. It appears to be one of the smartest things I have ever done with my feed mix. I will give most of the credit to reading the Kerr Study on antlers where their feed mix is described in detail for triggering my curiosity to seek this knowledge. Someone on this deer forum was also very helpful whose insight I appreciate very much.
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Old Jul 16th 2014, 11:15 AM   #7
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  Feb 2013
  Narvon, PA



what is the amount for preventative Maintenance, and is this also called AS 700
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Old Jul 16th 2014, 11:48 AM   #8
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
There should be an amount on the bag listed for preventive maintenance and another amount for treatment. I do not suggest using it for treatment. Any strength can be calculated and added to other feed ingredients then dispersed correctly during my plants pelleting process. When using it in a textured feed a lower strength crumble is a better option such as a 2g or 4g. Stronger levels cannot be dispersed evenly in textured feeds. I am able to use 100g in my pellet and still get it dispersed evenly at a preventive maintenance level. Hope this is helpful. I am hurriedly typing between pickups on my route.
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Old Jul 17th 2014, 06:10 PM   #9
  May 2014
  Black Creek, WI

I'm new to the site and want to post some pics of her I took tonight, can anyone help explain how to post pictures on here?
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Old Jul 17th 2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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  Sep 2009
  Utica, PA Venango Co.

When you post a reply, in the lower left hand corner there is a box *"More Reply options" click it, and you will then have the option to attach files.
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Old Jul 17th 2014, 06:21 PM   #11
  May 2014
  Black Creek, WI

Thank you Zane,


Here are few pictures of the doe I was talking about that doesn't look right, please take a look and let me know your thoughts.* Thanks
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Doe with Acidosis-99_1.jpg   Doe with Acidosis-99_2.jpg  
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Old May 18th 2018, 07:25 AM   #12
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  Jul 2017
  Fostoria, Ohio
Shadow Ridge, What ever became of your Doe? Did you figure out your problem? I have a doe looking the same way as we speak. However she is not with fawns.
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