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Old Jul 28th 2009, 07:48 AM   #1
 
  Jun 2009
  amsterdam,ohio
i have a fawn that quit coming to her bottle yesterday and was very lathargic when i checked her her tag was infected so we cut it out and gave her 2 cc penacillin but still no change so we brought her in and gave her banamine and tetradore and about 20 minutes later she stood up and started swinging her head into the wall!? any help is greatly apreciated!
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 01:51 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Brookshire, Texas
Ryan - How old is she? What does she weigh? Is she running a temperature?



You might try a dose of thiamine. If you don't have any, B-Complex will due.
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 02:15 PM   #3
 
  Jun 2009
  amsterdam,ohio
she is 7 weeks old and roughly 20 lbs and her temp is normal but now she is taking pauses between breaths and grinding her teeth. she is barely moving or holding her head up.
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 02:28 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Brookshire, Texas
Teeth grinding is an indication of pain. Give banamine, .5 - 1 cc, if you have C/D anti-toxin, give 10 cc's sub-cu immediately and penicillan. The shortness of breath makes me think pressure from bloat is pressing on her lungs. Good luck.
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 02:48 PM   #5
 
  Jun 2009
  amsterdam,ohio
ok thank you
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 05:28 PM   #6
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
She probably has a deep inner ear infection, precipitated by the tag infection. Only an invasive process to dig out the infection and flush with an antibiotic fluid will help if in fact this is the case.
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 05:44 PM   #7
 
  Jun 2009
  amsterdam,ohio
bad news. she didnt make it . thanks for the advise though. ill let you know if i find anything out.
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Old Aug 6th 2009, 06:49 PM   #8
 
  Apr 2009
  Amsterdam, Ohio
Here ya go Scott, Robbie, ZZ, Liz. What`s your thought`s on her death??? I knew the situation prior to him posting so I already had a heads up on the possible problem.
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Old Aug 6th 2009, 09:13 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
Don't put a guy on the spot! Looks to me she's dead! ZZ
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Old Aug 7th 2009, 07:14 AM   #10
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
What is that obstructing the bowel?
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Old Aug 7th 2009, 07:54 AM   #11
 
  Apr 2009
  Brookshire, Texas
I'm gonna guess liver failure/jaundis.
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Old Aug 7th 2009, 11:34 AM   #12
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
The color also made me think of a liver issue Robbie.
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Old Aug 7th 2009, 11:54 AM   #13
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  Apr 2009
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Septic Shock???
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Old Aug 7th 2009, 01:13 PM   #14
 
  Apr 2009
  Amsterdam, Ohio
The bowel was twisted!!!!! That`s where the obstruction came from. This little girl hit the fence or a post not really sure but the impact caused the twist in the bowel. The yellow really had me baffled. The vet is kinda guessing here but thinks this may be fatty tissue from green pasture.????? Myself, I don`t have a clue because I have never seen this much yellow in any fawn I have looked at. The BLACK bowel really shows that it is dying and dead. The toxicity is what kills them but what has caused this yellowing???? If yall find the answer let me know.
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Old Aug 7th 2009, 02:01 PM   #15
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
This finding really helps explain some of the problems we have encountered this year. All of the problems had very similar symptoms and each case involved some kind of trauma that would have given the fawns a blow hard enough to do what you have seen here. Liz.....the ejected fawn is most likely suffering from this same condition. Other than surgery I wonder if there is a way to "straighten" the kink. What would happen if you filled the bowel with water by way of multiple enemas? Do you think you could blow it up like a balloon and get it cleared?
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