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.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old Jun 24th 2012, 12:25 PM   #1
  Apr 2011
  Live Oak, FL

We have a month old Fawn who can not stand.

She Can move her neck and face. Ears are alert, Bowel movements are perfect. She tries to move her front legs and sometimes kicks with her back legs. She was mother raised for the first month now she is in the house drinking on the bottle (thank goodness). We have given her a CC of Nuefloor, Vita B, Vita E and Pig Iron with no improvement. Any ideas on what to do. She also has been bitten by Ants one eye is swollen and has puss in it.


Lindsey Lewis
silverstonetropywhitetail is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2012, 01:24 PM   #2
 Jack's Avatar
  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep

My guess is the fawn hit the fence. I would give her some banimine for pain and some dexamethozone for the swelling.

If you really feel you have a selenium deficiency give her some BO-SE but that usually shows up with the animal walking on its front knees and staggers.
Jack is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2012, 01:49 PM   #3
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA
I agree with Jack. It may take a few weeks and a bunch of rehab to have motor function return. I have rigged up a few slings/cradles that you can set them in and the animal can try to kick around. Also aqua therapy is great as the animal can have free flowing mobile motion. Good luck.
Josh is offline  
Old Jun 24th 2012, 02:56 PM   #4
  Apr 2011
  Live Oak, FL
Thanks Guys!

Josh how did you make the swings we have been discussing making some here at home but don't have the slightest idea where to start.
silverstonetropywhitetail is offline  
Old Jun 25th 2012, 06:36 AM   #5
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA
Just imagine a fawn cradle just like the ones for tagging fawns. Set the animal in the cradle suspended from a track. You must set the height so there legs just barley touch the ground. As motor function returns you should start seeing movement in the forward region of the body. I personally like the aqua therapy. a large water tub is perfect. Its very low impact. Just make sure you let the water warm up first before using.

Keeping the legs mobile is important. Work them around massaging them a few times a day. Warm compresses help as well.
Josh is offline  
Old Dec 28th 2020, 04:05 PM   #6
  Dec 2020
I can definitely say that psychology nowadays is a science very important and nothing without it. Of course, in particular, I have heard from online chat rooms lately, for example, as there is no quarantine to meet professionals in these situations. And it is nice that I've been able to get the same support from a trained expert to find good online chat on psychology. I was able to find them at online therapy psychologist-, I am very pleased that I have been able to find them, because I needed great professional support. I am thankful for this and hope it will be beneficial to you too. Good luck. - Good luck.
Klais is offline  

  Deer Farmer > Deer Farming Forum > Deer Health

deficiency, fawn, selenium

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed