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Old Jun 25th 2010, 04:30 PM   #1
  Aug 2009
  Everett, PA
We have a four week old fawn that in the past week it has slowly lost its ability to stand. At this point my wife wants to put her down but I do not have the heart. She still eats well and makes all kinds of happy fawns noises as she enjoys her bottle. Yesterday she could at least stand today she can not get up. Any suggestions. Thank you in advance.
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 05:10 PM   #2
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

Cervid: Whitetail Deer
Wow wisdom sorry about yur fawn!!She seams kinda old to just start with the problem!!!How has she been?What are you feeding her?Is she goin potty fine?We had a lady up here that had water with alot of crystles in it and the fawns ended up not bein able to pee because they were gettin plugged up and they started by not bein able to stand!!
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
Do you give BO-SE at birth? if not try it now, worst case senario it does nothing. I had a 6 week fawns legs start to get weak, 2 doses of bo-se and week later there was no woble in his legs.
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009

Cervid: Deer
I agree..... I would treat with BO-SE also.
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 06:11 PM   #5
  Aug 2009
  Everett, PA
How much do you suggest
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 06:24 PM   #6
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

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Andy, At 4 weeks I would use 1.5 cc sub Q. Hope this helps. Allen
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 06:37 PM   #7
  Oct 2009
  Rush, NY
Could this be fawn polio? I had a fawn last year, a little older but started walking dragging his feet. I didn't wait to see if it was going to get better or worse on it's own. I gave Thiamine, can't remember the dose. Whatever the vet told me. Check with your vet. He was somewhat better the next day. Gave a follow up shot a few days later. Took at least a week or more before he was back to normal.

Sandy Malone

Pasture Prime Farm

Rush, NY
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Old Jun 25th 2010, 06:44 PM   #8
  Aug 2009
  Everett, PA
Thank you all for you time and suggestions. I gave her .8 tenths of a CC and said a prayer. Tomorrow morning I will do the same
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Old Jun 26th 2010, 07:38 PM   #9
  Apr 2009
  IA / USA
Wisdom, you don't say what you gave .8 tenths of, but I too would suggest Thimine and a shot of Bo-se as well.

Good luck...
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Old Jun 27th 2010, 07:42 AM   #10
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
1.5 cc excell sub Q and 1cc dex subQ
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Old Jun 28th 2010, 06:33 AM   #11
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  Apr 2009
  Rivesville, WV

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Hey Andy,

How is the fawn doing? Give us an update.
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