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Old Dec 10th 2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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  Jul 2009
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A neighboring deer farmer asked me to look at his 3 year old buck which he thought was sick. I guess he is sick but the biggest problem I see is the deer has gone blind. What would cause this to happen?
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Old Dec 10th 2009, 12:11 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  northeast Ohio
Could it have been pink eye? What do the eyes look like?
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Old Dec 10th 2009, 12:12 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
head trama is the most usual suspect, are the eyes dark or a shinny silver (chrome illusion) color? head trama can even be self inflicted
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Old Dec 10th 2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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The eyes are clear but he is running into things and is going to hurt himself.
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Old Dec 10th 2009, 05:24 PM   #5
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Brett give the deer 5cc IM of B1 (Thiamine) and see if it helps.
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Old Dec 10th 2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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Thanks Scott.
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Old Dec 11th 2009, 06:06 AM   #7
 
  Oct 2009
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Scott what is it you think it is that you say to give Thiamine
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Old Dec 11th 2009, 07:28 AM   #8
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I think this is what Scott is referring to. Robbie called me last night and recommended the same thing and this was her thoughts on the cause. First I want to thank Robbie and Scott, we are fortunate to have their knowledge available. I did some research last night on the subject and I think I know the what brought the problem on. According to the information I found this problem can be caused by CoRid, over worming, to much grain and lack of quality forage.

This is exactly what happened to this deer. He had Corid in the water, wormer in the feed and substantially increased the corn because of the cold weather. This was quite a loss as this was a pure southern deer that scored over 200" and was a typical 10 point. He was able to save the semen.
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