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Old May 25th 2011, 01:56 PM   #1
 
  Apr 2009
  Plymouth, Indiana
Anyway I can help him correct this or will he grow out of it? Should I splint them straight? any and all help appreciated
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Old May 25th 2011, 05:08 PM   #2
 
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo
Had a buck fawn born 4 days ago that was walking that way his mother wasnt taking care of him wouldnt let him nurse so i am bottle feeding him any way he walked like that for 2 days and now is walking and running just fine. he was a twin dont know if that had something to do with it or not but they both were my biggest fawns this year. Nick daywoodwhitetails.com
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Old May 25th 2011, 05:13 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  Plymouth, Indiana
Ive looked it up and some that are real bad you have to bottle feed and help them stretch tendon.... I am going out to check him right now and try and help him stretch it out a little. Its not real bad but seems just a little tight. I think he will be fine but the wife doesn't seem to think so.... I will take some pics
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Old May 25th 2011, 05:50 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Plymouth, Indiana
Pictures.... its only his fronts and he is so close to walking.... i massaged them trying to help stretch them..... What do you guys think... pull him? or ride it out?.... and i don't pull any (bucks or does) but I will if i need to
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Old May 25th 2011, 06:07 PM   #5
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
He has a Selineum deficiency. 1.2cc of BoSe and he will be fine
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Old May 25th 2011, 06:19 PM   #6
 
  Sep 2009
  FREMONT,MICHIGAN
Scott isn't that alot of selenium for a fawn? typo error maybe 1/2 cc instead of 1.2cc ? Just asking I know you know more about than I do.
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Old May 25th 2011, 06:28 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
  Michigan
I agree with Scott, If they don't get over it soon day or two. My suggestion is to splint both legs with a split conduit tube. Give lots of BO-SE as Scott says. Had this many years ago, splinted for 3-4 weeks on a buck fawn, I did not want to bottle him. Caught him every 4-5 days changed wraps and gave BO-SE 1.5 cc each time I had him. When it was impossible to catch, the last time took off and he was fine. You could always tell him because he walked very softly. Hopes this helps, consult Vet of dosages.
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Old May 25th 2011, 08:11 PM   #8
 
  Apr 2009
  Plymouth, Indiana
Ok ill give him selenium.... but whats the dosage then seems to be some differences of opinion
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Old May 25th 2011, 08:52 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
We have always give 1cc bo-se when we catch and tag. 1.2 doesn't sound out of line at all to me. Rick
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Old May 26th 2011, 05:03 AM   #10
 
  Jan 2010
  TLC Fawn Nursery, Devine, Tx
You can OD on BOSE so be very careful and generally the fawn will grow out of this condition with no help or medication.
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Old May 26th 2011, 05:31 AM   #11
 
  Jul 2009
  Raymondville, TX
Just for your general fund of knowledge our vet here recommends 0.1 cc of Bo-SE for fawns and 1 cc per 100 lbs in adult deer.. I don't know if giving him any more would hurt though.
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Old May 26th 2011, 05:43 AM   #12
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
we are in a selenium deficient area therefore the 1cc recomandation by are vet Dr Shipley. You might want to check your area. Rick
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Old May 26th 2011, 06:01 AM   #13
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
how do they get naturaly , By eating dirt ?
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Old May 26th 2011, 07:00 PM   #14
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
One thing I have learned over the years is due to the metabolisim of deer and goats, a "loading dose" is appropriate in most circumstances. This is one of those times. We have a doe with gangreenous mastitius and the loading dose of penG was 15cc! The loading dose of Excenell was 5cc and Banamine 3cc. Although she may loose 1/2 of her udder, she has not succumb to the infection and the fever broke after 9 days. Treatment was for 10 days with antibiotics and daily milking and infusions of cefapirina sodica.
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Old May 27th 2011, 09:40 AM   #15
 
  Apr 2009
  Magnolia, Ohio
Scott, I couldn't agree more. We have one of the best deer vets in the country and he has probably the largest deer clientele too. He uses large doses on deer because of their metabolism. When I see people on the forum say they gave their adult deer 2 cc's of Draxxin or a small dose of another drug, I cringe but generally do not add to the forum because I am not a vet and do not want someone deciding that my advice killed their deer. Often they are going on the advice of a vet who has little or no experience with deer.
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