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Old Jun 21st 2014, 05:53 PM   #16
 
  Dec 2011
  Robertsdale, Ala
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This is common in bottle raised fawns. It is a vitamin D deficiency. Get some Flintstone chewable multi-vitamins. Crush 1 per day and mix into formula. Make sure it gets plenty of sunshine but be careful not to let it sunburn if more hair comes out. I have had them become as bald as me and do fine but if they loose all their hair a T-shirt sleeve with holes cut in it for the legs makes a great sunshield. I have used sunblock on exposed skin before too. It will probably loose all/most of its baby hair but the winter coat will grow in just fine.



Scott,

How long does it for a fawn or adult become vitamin d deficient? Are there any other signs?

Thank you
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Old Jun 21st 2014, 05:59 PM   #17
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  Feb 2013
  Markleville IN
My thought is the health and nutrition of the doe likely contributes immensely to the initial health of the fawn. Of course

With a rescue you can't control that.
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Old Jun 21st 2014, 07:48 PM   #18
 
  Aug 2013
  MD
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My thought is the health and nutrition of the doe likely contributes immensely to the initial health of the fawn. Of course

With a rescue you can't control that.


I wonder that as well. He is a rescue so like you said it is hard to know/control what the doe was like or did. I'm glad to hear that he isn't seriously ill. This forum has been so helpful with a my questions I can normally search and there is an answer!
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Old Jun 24th 2014, 05:14 AM   #19
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Remi they come that way. For some reason some does do not produce enough vitamin D and E in their collostrum/milk. All you can do is supplement.
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Old Jun 24th 2014, 06:24 AM   #20
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  Jul 2009
  Deer Park, Alabama

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This is common in bottle raised fawns. It is a vitamin D deficiency. Get some Flintstone chewable multi-vitamins. Crush 1 per day and mix into formula. Make sure it gets plenty of sunshine but be careful not to let it sunburn if more hair comes out. I have had them become as bald as me and do fine but if they loose all their hair a T-shirt sleeve with holes cut in it for the legs makes a great sunshield. I have used sunblock on exposed skin before too. It will probably loose all/most of its baby hair but the winter coat will grow in just fine.




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LOL.* Maybe I should have taken my vitamins.* Might still have hair!
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Old Jul 4th 2014, 08:20 AM   #21
 
  Jul 2014
  United States


This is my first fawn to rehab and it came to me from someone else through a Game and Fish recommendation. It was probably only days old and has been 3.8 lbs with the umbilical cord still on. As this thread talks about, she has lost all her body hair. She still has her neck, head, and lower leg hair. I will get the vitamins today. I always dislike the learning curve on new animals. I feel so bad about her naked little body, her spots were beautiful. So, here's my question. Will her new hair have spots or be her adult colored doe coat? How long do you think it will take to grow back in. Thanks so much for your help. I feel like a new mother searching for answers.
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Old Jul 4th 2014, 10:45 AM   #22
 
  Jul 2009


first fawn that curve is going to look like a telephone pole instead of a curve


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new hair won't have spots. I got one many years ago that had severe hair loss. I put a small dog/pet shirt on it sometimes. It took a while to grow back, seems like a couple of months.
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Old Jul 4th 2014, 11:35 AM   #23
 
  Jul 2014
  United States


My poor girl! I have an infant shirt on her right now. So sad! Thank you for the info.
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Old Aug 1st 2014, 02:14 PM   #24
 
  May 2014
  USA


I have a yearling buck who hangs out and rooms with my black-belly sheep. *(long story) *When he was little, the sheep would occassionally bite at him or bite off a mouthful of hair leaving a bald spot or crew-cut spot. *As he grew his fur came in and he looked normal. *


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For the past few weeks I'm noticing more balding areas (alopecia). *Could this be a mineral deficiency? *Food allergy? ???


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To answer some of the previous questions posted:


- he sleeps on straw and/or hay


- he eats in the fields, plus gets a scoop of sweet cob a day along with fresh apples and carrots. *Now with the garden in full production he gets kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, peas, and raspberries. *If he could, he would love a bowl of layer feed as well (but doesn't get it) *In general, he has a very good appetite :-)*


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Any ideas? *


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Thank you,


Dyan
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Old Aug 3rd 2014, 05:11 AM   #25
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  Jul 2014
  San Antonio


My little rescue is only 3 weeks old and not loosing a great deal of hair.* She will shed but I can only tell if I am wearing black.* Thick hair on her belly.* My little one spends a great deal of time inside.* I take her out maybe 8 times a day bust she doesn't like to be outside for very long.* Just long enough to do 5 or 6 speeding laps around the yard.


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I will keep an eye out for hair loss.* The temp down here is around 102degrees full sun, so I am raising her mostly inside.
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