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Old Aug 1st 2014, 06:50 AM   #1
 
  Jul 2014
  Kerrville


I have three fawns that I'[m bottle raising this year. For the first month I kept them inside the shop, and I have a feeling they didn't get introduced to the good bacteria and germs they should have been introduced to with having them outside. Is that possible? and if it is any advise on how to build up their immune system?


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Due to this I have one that I can't seem to keep her poop firm. I've tried straight electrolytes, Pepto Bismol, pumpkin in the bottle*and*keeping fresh dirt in the pen. She doesn't act sick though, she's up running around with my other two fawns, eats 7 oz every feeding. Does anyone have any other ideas for me try that maybe I'm missing?

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Old Aug 1st 2014, 07:29 AM   #2
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  Jul 2014
  San Antonio


Chey,


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This is my exact problem with one fawn.* Your story is my story.* She is doing fantastic running around, happy, but I am raising her inside my house as I have no choice until she is a bit bigger.* Vet said to keep her in until she can eat on her own because I live in the middle of a city where 200 or so deer are land locked in by highways.* So, I am doing all I can to care for them myself.


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I even tried 5 pellets of dewormer which helped with her appetite, but her poop is still runny and smells worse than dogs.* I hope someone can help you and I will keep an eye on this post.


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Check out another post I am apart of about bottle feeding fawns
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Old Aug 1st 2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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  May 2010
  Stevens Point/Gillett, WI


Some times its just the way they are...I have a couple right now that are solid for 2 feedings, loose, and then solid again. Sometimes its heat or stress. If they are still eating that's the best thing. Can also be caused by consumption of grasses, or any plant material for that matter. Ryan
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Old Aug 1st 2014, 08:53 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  pa


tractor supply probiotic in the tube, or get ahold of henry martin, I think he sells probiotic.


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Old Aug 1st 2014, 09:05 AM   #5
 
  Jul 2014
  Kerrville


@Ryan: I keep alfalfa in the pen with them should I pull it out?


@Scott: thank you, I'll pick some up right now.
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Old Aug 1st 2014, 09:11 AM   #6
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  Stevens Point/Gillett, WI


May be protein scours but hard to say! If you can take a sample to your vet have them run a fecal float or bacterial analysis and then you know for sure!
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Old Aug 3rd 2014, 06:01 AM   #7
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  Jul 2014
  San Antonio


I have a 3 week old fawn with the same problem.* Yesterday was her first full day on Ultrapasterized Goats Milk straight from the carton and warmed in bottle.* The difference was almost immediate.* This morning she made pellets.* Her energy level is high, her color is amazing.* I can't believe the change in such a short period of time.


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The milk was from the grocery store and not very expensive.* I suppose it might be for multiple fawns.* It works for me as I just rescue and rehab here in the city.


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I know when I was a baby, my mother had to give me goats milk because I could not handle formula.* I can only assume deer are the same.* Some fawns have a more sensitive tummy.


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Try changing that one fawn to a goats milk easy on the tummy and see if it helps.* It helped my little one.


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Good luck!
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Old Aug 4th 2014, 01:57 PM   #8
 
  Jul 2014
  Kerrville


Thank you sir. I'll try that this evening.
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Old Aug 5th 2014, 07:14 AM   #9
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  Jul 2014
  San Antonio


@ Chey........How did the goats milk work?*


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My little Charlie is doing fantastic.* She is eating like crazy and on a normal schedule.* She is making perfect pellets now!


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I think some tummies just can't handle normal milk.* In humans and animals.* I was raised on Goats Milk too.* So says my mother!* lol


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Old Aug 10th 2014, 07:05 AM   #10
 
  Jul 2012
  Mannford, Oklahoma
We've been using dannon plain yougurt in the fawns bottles the last two years.

1 tablespoon per bottle it will firm their stool in a day or two.
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Old Aug 17th 2014, 09:50 AM   #11
 
  Jul 2014
  United States


will worms cause a fawn to have the runs?
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Old Aug 19th 2014, 01:50 PM   #12
 
  Jun 2012
  Blountsville, Al


try baytirl 100 for 5 days straight sub q and Albon for 7 days. Cleared mine up. Could just be gastritis and work out on its own.
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