Deer Farmer

Go Back   Deer Farmer > Deer Farming Forum > Deer Health

Deer Health Deer Health and Wellness Forum - disease prevention, identification, management, control and treatments, general animal wellness strategies and issues, etc.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old May 24th 2012, 05:14 AM   #1
 
  Nov 2010
  ida
I only have six breeding does and I lose half of the fawns in the first four months.

What should I give them at birth? Please be specific. I was tolled to vaccinate them, but with what?
stevefriend is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 05:38 AM   #2
 
  Jul 2009
  Laredo,Texas
1cc C&d antitoxin and 1cc ploy serum is what we give....and put iodine on navel.
Mira Vista Ranch is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 09:26 AM   #3
 toddhoeffel's Avatar
 
  Oct 2011
  Columbia City, IN
I also give them 3-5cc of an oral ecolizer (good bacteria) and 1/2 cc of LA200 sub-Q. My overall mortality rate is about 10%. 2 out of 20 fawns. But it's usually not from illness, it's stuck in the fence or bedding down in the middle of a gate opening etc.
toddhoeffel is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 02:10 PM   #4
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
Quote:
Originally Posted by toddhoeffel
I also give them 3-5cc of an oral ecolizer (good bacteria) and 1/2 cc of LA200 sub-Q. My overall mortality rate is about 10%. 2 out of 20 fawns. But it's usually not from illness, it's stuck in the fence or bedding down in the middle of a gate opening etc.


Would putting gravel in the gate openings keep them from laying there.?
dearjohn is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 02:28 PM   #5
 Wild Rivers Whitetails's Avatar
 
  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

Cervid: Deer Farming
Fawns like to lay in our fawn shelters. I posted a picture last year. We take 55 gal. Plastic barrels and cut out both ends. We put them along the fence line and stuff some hay inside. Fawns tend to follow the fence line and they will walk in and lay down in the barrels. Helps protect them from rain, cold and predators. It is inexpensive and works!
Wild Rivers Whitetails is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 04:52 PM   #6
 
  May 2009
  Northwest Illinois
stevefriend - There was a time when I lost no fawns at all due to sickness. When I did lose one, which I did on occassion, it was due to a colllision between two of them.

And then I began to lose some, then I began to lose more. My losses before I got them turned around were 30 and 40%!

This is what I did to get things turned around - I decided we would pull all the buck fawns and bottle feed them because we rarely lost a fawn that we bottle fed, and we didn't know what was killing our fawns, but leaving them in the doe pens on the moms didn't seem to be gettin it. We left all 22 doe fawns on their moms, and DID NOT LOSE ONE doe fawn that year, and the following is the regiment of meds I gave each of them when they were 2 to 4 days old:

3cc C&D Antitoxin given subcu.

2cc Alpha 7 given subcu.

3ccBovine Ecolizer+c given orally

3cc Probiotic paste(orally of course)

.1cc Ivomec Plus given subcu.

.1cc Draxxin given subcu.

Again.....after some years of suffering fawn losses, of which the 2 prior years of fawn loss had to be considered severe, then upon using the above meds, we never lost a single one of the 22 doe fawns we left on the moms. It made us wish we would have left the buck fawns on the moms too, but we didn't know at that time that this regiment of meds we were giving to these fawns was going to be this effective for our situation.

I don't know your situation stevefriend, but unless somebody else has a better idea, or something to add, I would follow the above procedure of meds for your fawns.

Best of luck to you!
Sandridge Whitetails is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 06:00 PM   #7
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Mark......No BoSe?
Scott Heinrich is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 06:50 PM   #8
 
  Jul 2009
Stevefriend, Take the first dead or near dead fawn to a vet and have them send in tissue samples ASAP then doctor for the problem you have. Do you vaccinate the does? What you give the does 45-60 days prior to birth the mommas give to the babies then you can give a booster to the fawns and iodine the navels. If you can mow the fawning pens the sunshine will dry the ground and will kill some of the bacteria that might be there. Clostridium type A would be good to give as well.
Hy-5 is offline  
Old May 24th 2012, 07:04 PM   #9
 
  May 2009
  Northwest Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Heinrich
Mark......No BoSe?


No Scott...but that's a good idea to add to the regiment!

Oh...and I forgot to add this...you must keep them away from their moms for at least 2 days after the shots. Reason being, they have so many holes in them from all the shots that moms milk just leaks out anyway!!!
Sandridge Whitetails is offline  
Reply

  Deer Farmer > Deer Farming Forum > Deer Health

Tags
fawn, mortality



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fawn mortality RDLewis Deer Breeding 1 Jun 11th 2011 11:03 AM
Mortality Rate rotary616 Deer Farm Production 3 Jun 26th 2010 05:54 AM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed