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Old Oct 12th 2009, 03:59 AM   #1
  May 2009
  Northwest Illinois
Concerning my most important buck fawn (Caleb) that had bloat - HE LIVES! We had him figured as dead. Not only could he not stand, he couldn't even hold his head up. We did as advised: Caleb was given 6cc of penicillin orally and 9cc of anti-toxin- 3 in each hip IM and 3 Sub-Q in the neck. He was given thiamine and banamine. I also gave him 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil mixed with 1 tablespoom milk as advised by Curtis. The vet opted not to deflate Caleb because he thought he wasn't tight enough to worry about.

The next morning I went out and totally figured on finding him dead. He was alive but hadn't moved all night, not one inch. His face hadn't even moved. I had measured his stomach the day before so I could monitor it to see if it was increasing. So as I was holding Caleb up to measure his gut he lifted his tail and pooped. I rubbed his butt and he pooped 2 more times in the 10 minutes I helped him stand. I was encouraged by him pooping. At noon when I checked on him he had his head up. Later in the afternoon when I checked on him his head was again up and he was responsive to my voice. At early evening when I went out to give him more anti-toxin . . . .there he stood waiting for me. WOW!!

We cannot thank all of you whom responded enough, but we pray God will bless each and everyone of you abundantly! Thank you again.

Mark & Marsha

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Old Oct 12th 2009, 05:43 AM   #2
  Jun 2009
  Atlanta, Texas
Great!!! There's some smart people on this forum!

Glad to know he's doing better!
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Old Oct 12th 2009, 07:37 AM   #3
  Apr 2009
  Brookshire, Texas
AWESOME!!!! That is great news.
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Old Oct 12th 2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
I love to hear good news. I'll keep you and your fawn in my prayers, I hope he continues to improve, I hate bloat, I have lost a fawn the last 2 years from it, and almost lost another one just recently.
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Old Oct 12th 2009, 05:17 PM   #5
  Apr 2009
  Amsterdam, Ohio
That`s great Mark !!!! Things can happen when we all work togther !!!! As ole DC would say, you just saved one from a dirt nap !!! Ata boy Mark !!!! We have all learned this year about the connection between bloat and CD&T.
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Old Oct 12th 2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio

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Very Happy for you.........
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