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Old Jul 11th 2009, 10:30 PM   #1
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Guys i have a fawn who has been ill now for about 4 days....at first he quit eating completely.....he has severe runny diarreaha......went to my vets and he said to treat with 6cc albon twice a day.......plus he gave me a steriod to stimulate his apetite.......he eats a bottle ok...enough to get by but not like he used too so his apetite is still not good.......tonight when feeding him he ate ok and as i was feeding him i noticed he was trying to go to the bathroom....well only two drops came out and they were basically pure red blood.....I am suspecting coccidia.......I lost a few to this last year....am i not treating it aggresively enough......is their a better way than the albon? i can't seem to ever win against this stuff. lease advice is needed soon....i am going to treat all my other fawns with some drops of corrid in their drinking water.......they were all given the C&D at birth and some are due for their boosters right about now......but not all of them are due for bossters yet......please help!!
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Old Jul 11th 2009, 11:36 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
Dennis, I would try some Excenel .3 cc for four days or collodial silver has worked for me. Good luck
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Old Jul 12th 2009, 06:33 AM   #3
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Add corid to the formula. Use the 5 day treatment dosage rate.
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Old Jul 12th 2009, 07:29 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Amsterdam, Ohio
Dennis, are you sure your dealing with Coccidia? Did your vet test to see if it may be Ecoli or Salmonella. Just checking to see if all bases are covered.
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Old Jul 12th 2009, 04:28 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Not sure tomorrow we will be taking the fawn down to vet to get him checked over completely......sure looks like coccidia to me......but you never know till you confirm....I've been able to keep his apetite to where he is not getting dehydrated but he just doesn't seem to be able to break it.
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Old Jul 16th 2009, 06:23 AM   #6
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  Apr 2009
  Russell, MN

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Dennis-



Just wondering how your fawn is doing?



We've just went through our first Coccidia and had to pull a 6 week old buck fawn from the mother. He is still alive, but very weak still.



This all happened last Thursday night and Friday brought him to the vet. Treated him with Lactated Ringers to get him hydrated for 2 days, generic Albon (can't remember name...sulfa stuff) 5cc orally for 5 days, 1cc Baytril for 5 days and .15cc of Banamine for 3 days.



Tried to put back with mother after 4 days and she wouldn't take him back. He is now in the sick pen and doing as well as can be expected...I guess. I take the water away at night and put formula in a pail and he generally drinks 11-16 oz during the night.







Question that I have for anyone is....is he going to make it (with the age that he is) drinking such a little amount of formula each day? Of course, he has greens, hay, dirt, pellets and water (during the day) in front of him at all times. So what does everyone think of his chances of survival?



We have since treated all our doe pens since they are all connected and seem to have had no other cases. We did suspect his womb brother had it also, thus the reason to treat all the pens. His womb brother appeared 100% better after 1 day of treating through the water and totally healthy right now.
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Old Jul 16th 2009, 08:33 AM   #7
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  Burlington, West Virginia

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At six weeks old if he is taking in greens, pellets,and hay etc. along with some formula, If you have the sickness beat he should be OK. A little stunted, but would catch up in the long run. Just my opinion, Good luck Allen
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Old Jul 16th 2009, 08:37 AM   #8
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Thanks Allen....I needed that!!
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Old Jul 16th 2009, 10:03 AM   #9
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  West Salem, Ohio

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we actually weaned a fawn born in Aug last year at 6 weeks, she is now our biggest yearling
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Old Jul 16th 2009, 10:33 AM   #10
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That is good news to me Rick!!!



Thanks
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Old Jul 18th 2009, 06:31 AM   #11
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Well....he died last night. Don't understand it....one night drank 18oz formula, chewing cud during the day, eating greens and looking fairly good...next night dead!!



Good thing I grew up raising cattle and pigs on a farm...I'm more prepared for this. I know that every animal doesn't make it. Randy's having a real hard time though with losing livestock. He's got alot of learning to do.
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Old Jul 18th 2009, 09:19 AM   #12
 
  Apr 2009
  Brookshire, Texas
Sorry to hear it, Susan.
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Old Jul 18th 2009, 02:51 PM   #13
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Sorry Susan,

I'm still battling mine.........problem is you fill them with antibiotics and then you kill off all the bacteria in their stomachs that they need to digest....it is a hard, hard battle to win if you don't catch it early..........mine was doing great last night and now today back to not eating.....i am trying to get his belly regulated with the probiotics.....hopefully he will trun around.....I'd like tpo beat this darn stuff once!!!!! Sorry about your fawn it is a part of the business but that does not make it easy...just know you did all you could for the fawn!!
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Old Jul 18th 2009, 06:48 PM   #14
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Sometimes, its just fate. In the wild that fawn would have supplied nourishment to a predator or scavenger. Although we consider our deer livestock and they are, we do not have the centuries of experience cattle and swine farmers have. Our learning curve is very steep and that leaves us with gaps and unexplained results from time to time. Sorry for your loss, but I have learned deer are alot like women.........are you ready Mitch???......The best way to get over one woman is to get under another...........In other words, there will be more fawns and as your experience grows, so will your success.
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Old Jul 18th 2009, 08:01 PM   #15
 
  Apr 2009
  Amsterdam, Ohio
Very good statement Scott. How true it is. Everyone we lose we learn a little more.



Sorry Susan. As hard as we try we just don`t have all the answers to what mother nature throws at us. The piece of mind comes from all the effort & care we gave to TRY.
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