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Old Jun 7th 2011, 06:39 PM   #1
 
  Jun 2009
  copley ohio
Have a fawn on the bottle that is loosing his hair. He is only 18 days old and I just noticed it a couple of days ago. Smallest of quads, he only weighed 2lbs. Also, he seems healthy as a horse.
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Old Jun 7th 2011, 07:04 PM   #2
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
I would sure like to see a picture.
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Old Jun 7th 2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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  Aug 2009
  Winnsboro, LA
Does he stay in the air conditioning most of the time?
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Old Jun 7th 2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
I have a buck fawn on the bottle 3 yrs ago, he was the smallest of a set a triplets. He also started losing his hair very rapidly when he was only a few weeks old, by July he had lost all his baby fuzz and spots and actually started growing a short dark autum coat. I dont know why, but he did and he turned out fine and was pefectly healthy when he was weaned.
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Old Jun 7th 2011, 07:34 PM   #5
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Hair loss in fawns is usually a nutritional issue. In many cases it is simply a vitamin deficiency, and most likely a shortage of vitamin D.
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 03:42 AM   #6
 
  Jun 2009
  copley ohio
thanks for the responses folks, I am using Land-o-Lakes replacer and have before with no problems. Like I said he is as happy an healthy as can be.
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 05:35 AM   #7
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
Is the fawn itching a lot? Could he have gotten mites passed onto him from his mom?

Check stool for parasites...



Possibly a vitamin deficiency? Selenium, Vit E, copper? Do some more research on it, and see whether a BoSE shot might be recommended.



Glad your little guy is so happy and well!
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 12:55 PM   #8
 
  Jun 2009
  copley ohio
picture of fawn loosing his hair
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 03:14 PM   #9
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
I'm not sure, but it could be mites (or mange). Ivermectin SQ would resolve this, but you of course need to confirm with a Vet or medically certified person, which I am not.
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 03:50 PM   #10
 
  Jun 2009
  Perryville, Mo. USA
Scott, is Vitamin D absorbtion aided by sunlight or is that an old wives tale.



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Old Jun 8th 2011, 04:33 PM   #11
 
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
I had a vet , and the manager at MFA both tell me that they do get some vit d from the sun ??? So maybe its true i do not know for sure ??
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 05:13 PM   #12
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Jeff sunlight is critical to the absorbtion of vitamin D. Jim, I used land of lakes milk replacer years ago and had two fawns go completely bald. (see old forum) We had to make sweaters for them out of old T shirts to keep them from getting sunburned. I haven't used land of lakes products since.
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Old Jun 24th 2011, 11:09 AM   #13
 
  Jun 2009
  copley ohio
switched over to red cap (Ricks method) after last post. His hair is starting to come back and he is big and healthy. Had to pull another buck fawn and he has all his hair...lol. So far so good.
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