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Old Jul 9th 2012, 01:08 PM   #1
 
  Jul 2012
  Coshocton
We have a fawn who is approx 2 weeks old and was doing really good the first week. He never got any colostrum from his mom. About a week ago he started having diarrhea and we have been treating him for scours. He is not clearing up but still is acting good, is growing and still eating. Any ideas what we should do to help him? Is it too late to give him colostrum repalcement?
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Old Jul 9th 2012, 01:20 PM   #2
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
never to late
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Old Jul 9th 2012, 09:33 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
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Wouldnt hurt to get a stool sample in case something else going on, also fawn paste and I also have heard that colostrum will help some even after first 24 hours, good luck!!!



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Old Jul 9th 2012, 10:13 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Ringle, WI
I wouldn't think going back to colostrum after 2 weeks would do as much good as bad. Switching back and forth on milk may do more harm than good being a fawn can only absorb immune globulin for the first 12 hours of life with the first 6 being the optimal time for absortion . Ya colostrum is great feed but I'd worry a bit about the switching back and forth being this fawn is already scouring . I'd test the stool for E coli, salmonella and even corona and rotavirus. You could run a blood test for immune globulins with something like a refractometer. Just a thought .
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Old Jul 10th 2012, 03:06 AM   #5
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Originally Posted by kdrwhitetails
We have a fawn who is approx 2 weeks old and was doing really good the first week. He never got any colostrum from his mom. About a week ago he started having diarrhea and we have been treating him for scours. He is not clearing up but still is acting good, is growing and still eating. Any ideas what we should do to help him? Is it too late to give him colostrum repalcement?


You can still give a tsp of colostrum in their bottle. It will not do the same job as it did when they were born but it will coat their insides and it helps fights of ecoli and such. I would get a sample done but in the mean time i would back off the milk to twice a day at a lower amount and give one feeding of pydelyte in place of the thrid feeding. I do mine in the middle of the day feeding. Also you can get the scour packets that gell up the milk a bit(I use deliver) and that will stop the scours and tighten them up untill your test results get back!
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Old Jul 10th 2012, 03:49 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Carrollton, MO
I had two fawns a couple years back that decided to tour another pen one night, and I couldn't find them. I figured they were on the farm, and fawns were all on pellets by then, anyway, even though they had not been weaned yet. When I did find them a week later, they looked great, so I left them where they were and weaned a couple weeks later. They continued to look just fine until about a month after they were weaned, and they went down hill then. After doing some research I learned that there is passive immunity even after the colostrum stage, which tells me that their gut was still at least semi-permeable to the larger immunity molecules; therefore, I think colostrum is not only helpful to you at this point, but also necessary. Something else you should try is about 1/3 teaspoon of ground oregano in a bottle of milk; it will help several different scour bugs.
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Old Aug 11th 2012, 04:10 AM   #7
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  Apr 2009
  Rivesville, WV

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never to late


If a fawn doesn't get colostrum within it's first 12 hours it can/will be too late. It needs the vitamins and thick formula to get it started. I wish people really knew what they were doing instead of running off at the mouth and being stupid.
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Old Aug 11th 2012, 05:38 AM   #8
 
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
I have raised fawn's that never got a drop of milk from there mother, I did give them colostrum replacement for the first 24 hour's then added a little to red cap while starting them on milk the first 3 or 4 day's. Never had any problem's with those fawn's at all. Never gave any to fawn's that are already 2 week's old and have no idea if it would do you any good at all. I would try some Albon for a couple day's, I have had good luck with it.
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Old Aug 11th 2012, 06:45 AM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  Alabaster, Alabama
Research has shown that colostrum can and does have benefits to animals at ALL ages.
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Old Aug 11th 2012, 08:27 AM   #10
 
  Apr 2009
  Ringle, WI
Colostrum is a great food source but fawns absorb it they absorb immune globulins very well for the first 12 hours and they loose their ability to absorb them as time goes on . Their ability for absorption is best the first 6 hours and deacreases to almost nothing after 12 hours to pretty much nothing at all after 24 hours . Yes they still eat it and digest it and it's a great food source but their absorption of the immune globulins isn't there any more and this absorption is what gives them their best immunity to enteroc diseases. Sure it's good milk for young critters but optimal immune absorption is gone after 12 hours and nil after 24 but it's still a good food source just doesn't protect them much ! Just an opinion ! ! Be the best you can be and don't compete with the rest !! lol ..
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