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Old Jul 3rd 2017, 01:07 PM   #1
  Jul 2017
  Hanceville, Alabama
Having issues with Bottle fed fawns

This is our 4th year bottle feeding fawns and we have a new barn this year. We have pulled 5 doe fawns and we are bottle feeding with Land O Lakes Replacer. We have lost 3 of the 5 suddenly. We have been adding pumpkin to the formula from the start. The fawns back off the bottle, start having diarrhea and are dead within 48 hours. We have tried adding yogurt to bottles, giving them dirt, jumpstart/probiotic paste, Bounce/Formula 911 , even pepto bismol, and nothing helps. We just can't get ahead of it. The last 2 fawns living are eating well and having regular stools. They are 4 weeks old and eating 8-10 oz 4 times a day.

This morning I have another one starting with scours. I have given it 1/2 cc Baytril 100, 3 cc pepto bismal and jumpstart probiotic paste. I am giving it bounce in between feedings.

I am wondering if it has something to do with new barn? Or formula? I have never swapped formula during bottle feeding...I always stick with what we start with, but if I have another sick one I am up for any suggestions. This is very sad and disheartening to loose these fawns.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Jul 6th 2017, 10:40 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

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If Baytril 100 hasn't helped you probable have coccidia treat with a sulfa drug.
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Old Jul 12th 2017, 11:15 AM   #3
  Jul 2017
  Hanceville, Alabama
Smile Baytril 100 was the key

We gave the sick one 1/2 cc Baytril 100 and it clear the scours up with in 12 hours and she is thriving now. Thanks for the info
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