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Old Jan 15th 2015, 05:58 PM   #31
 
  Apr 2009
  Sullivan,MO 63080


* * * *Im with Wayne use what works for you. *I have darted roughly 100 deer with straight xylazine. That being said the only deer I


dart with straight xylazine is really healthy tame does and tame fawns and tame bucks not in rut or even close. I have never had a problem ever the doctor giving the drug is usually the problem if you have a problem you get them running around and stressed or sick ones and your going to lose one. *If I have a wild doe or a sick deer or a buck in rut or ai'ing I use the xylazine/telazol mix. Have darted roughly 75 with it. I did try a couple Bam Kits this year and they went down fairly quick did have a few that took as long to go down as with the x/t mixture. The biggest difference was they were up and acting totally normal in about ten minutes. Can't say that about any of the other drugs. I will still use straight xylazine for my healthy tame does,fawns, and bucks in the summer like I have for 11 years without any problems. I went to a seminar and the vet said don't dart a sick deer with anything but Bam if you want him to survive. I think that was some great advice and I will always have it here for sick deer and wilder deer, and bucks in rut. Its a great product!!! *
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Old Jan 15th 2015, 06:06 PM   #32
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I've used both, with the BAM 5 minutes down 5 minutes back up ( that one case I talked about was the only one I ever had with Bam)

My vet used Tel/ Xylazine mixed 4 to 1 when we AI'd it took my does forever to get up and still walked around drunk looking for a while.


I was actually concerned about them getting up because I was so used of Bam recovery being so quick




We all know every deer is different but i would guess you guys overdosed that deer. I mean 4 to 1 is a very heavy mixture. I have never went less than 5 to 1 and that is only for one doe that likes to do that walk around with her nose on the ground but wont lay down. All my others have always went down with 6 to 1 with 1cc and 11/4cc tops. Thats where learning the deer and keeping notes come in. Were these does like run to the corner when they see people does?
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Old Jan 15th 2015, 07:52 PM   #33
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I never had too many problems with xylazine/telezol. It's all about knowing your herd and who to dart and how much to give them. I would have some high strung ones that took more than one dart, but out of hundreds over the last 7-8 years it wasn't that bad. However, I just seen 4 of my bucks go down, and wake up in minutes on BAM. Night and day, the reversals with BAM were comparable to my best reversals on xylazine cocktail every time. If I had not seen it personally, I would have still been reading topics like this and saying to myself, " I am not switching yet, the cocktail is still working just fine". I have no problem with the cocktail, I just can't get over how good the BAM preformed. I am going to make an order soon.

I don't want to encourage anyone to switch if the cocktail is working for them, just saying, if you see it in action your probably going to be impressed, like I was. Maybe not impressed enough to switch, that's your choice. I been looking and asking, It's really not much more $ than the cocktail I use, from what I am seeing. If BAM was outrageously expensive compared to the cocktail, I wouldn't consider the swap, but since it reasonable I am going for it.
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Old Jan 16th 2015, 08:15 AM   #34
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* * * *Im with Wayne use what works for you. *I have darted roughly 100 deer with straight xylazine. That being said the only deer I


dart with straight xylazine is really healthy tame does and tame fawns and tame bucks not in rut or even close. I have never had a problem ever the doctor giving the drug is usually the problem if you have a problem you get them running around and stressed or sick ones and your going to lose one. *If I have a wild doe or a sick deer or a buck in rut or ai'ing I use the xylazine/telazol mix. Have darted roughly 75 with it. I did try a couple Bam Kits this year and they went down fairly quick did have a few that took as long to go down as with the x/t mixture. The biggest difference was they were up and acting totally normal in about ten minutes. Can't say that about any of the other drugs. I will still use straight xylazine for my healthy tame does,fawns, and bucks in the summer like I have for 11 years without any problems. I went to a seminar and the vet said don't dart a sick deer with anything but Bam if you want him to survive. I think that was some great advice and I will always have it here for sick deer and wilder deer, and bucks in rut. Its a great product!!! *




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You bring up a good point about darting sick deer. *I had a 3 year old breeder buck (over 300lbs) that got into a brutal fight and was all but dead when I found him. *Laying on his side... could barely lift his head a few inches off the ground. I syringed him with 0.2cc of BAM to get him into the building. *He came out in a couple minutes and lived for over 2 weeks. *Unfortunately I lost him due to serious neurological damage. But the fact that I was able to reverse him was pretty amazing. *At least we were able to give him a chance to survive. But as we all know even the best efforts don't turn out how we'd like sometimes.
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Old Jan 16th 2015, 02:01 PM   #35
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  Apr 2009
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We used telezol/xylazine for many years and were reluctant to change but heard so many good things about Bam we decided to try it this year. We will not go back. We love how the deer are up in a matter of minutes and not groggy or showing any side affects of being darted. That is so important with bucks in hard antler!
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Old Jan 16th 2015, 05:53 PM   #36
 
  Jul 2009


I'll make one more comparison...


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I had a buck with urinary tract probs, ended up in surgery for 5+ hours. Vet removed most of his plumbing, penis, and one testicle. Stitched bladder to his belly and cut a hole for him to urinate out of. We were trying to find a way to keep the opening OPEN so he could pee. I darted him with straight Medetomidine(M in BAM) three times in four days. Up and at em right away each time. Prolly sedated him 6-7 times in one month trying new stuff.


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IF you did that with Telezol/Rompum you'd have a dead deer. If Rompum/Telezol is so good, why will it kill a deer if you resedate with it the next two days??? THe answer is that it is not near as clean, or reversable as BAM. It affects way more receptors than the necessary ones to sedate the deer, whereas BAM hits only those receptors needed.


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Personally, I'd hand wrassel em and tie em before I ever use Rompum again... * * * *
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Old Jan 18th 2015, 05:02 PM   #37
 
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I'll make one more comparison...


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I darted him with straight Medetomidine(M in BAM) three times in four days. Up and at em right away each time. Prolly sedated him 6-7 times in one month trying new stuff.


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Personally, I'd hand wrassel em and tie em before I ever use Rompum again... * * * *




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Not trying to start an argument here but I'm curious as to what difference you noticed (other than mg/kg) between straight medetomidine & xylazine? Both appear to be similar acting a 2 adrenergic agonists. Could the big difference be in the antagonists you reverse with? Have you tried using *antipamezole to antagonise xylazine to see if you have better results?


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If you were in a situation where you have to hand wrestle (bull dog) a deer, azaperone is what you'd want to give them ASAP, it is invaluable in these situations. Folks need to be aware that azaperone will not be reversed by the antagonists when using BAM & will remain in the deers system & effective for over 6 hours. This generally isn't a problem (i think they might enjoy it), but just be aware its still effecting them for several hours after they are reversed.
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Old Jan 19th 2015, 08:40 AM   #38
 
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Sharkey, you know I wasn't serious about wrassling a grown buck...last two times I got intimately involved with my old 11 year old buck he whipped my butt pretty badly. Crippled my leg for about four hours last time w/o antlers. And, before anyone asks, there is no video


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the straight Medetomidine acts almost exactly like BAM, It may not be as smooth, but I cannot tell any difference. I used it for 7-8 years before BAM came out and sedated prolly 100 times without any incident. The only prob I've personally ever seen with M or with BAM is a slow recovery. Relatively slow, like ten minutes and they still aren't up and I hit em with another shot of Antesedan and they are up. 90$% are up in five minutes. Never had one out more than fifteen minutes after reversal.


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On a deer I have to do any surgery on I do not reverse the Butorphanol either.
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Old Sep 7th 2017, 01:22 PM   #39
 
  Sep 2017
  waller, tx
Axis Deer BAM trials

HI,
I was wondering if anyone has used BAM to take down AXIS Deer? we have been having a hard time trying to find a drug that would be safe to sedate the Axis without killing them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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