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Old May 31st 2010, 02:34 PM   #1
  Jun 2009
  Blue Ridge Summit ,Pa.
What would be the best treatmemt for a infected navel in a week old bottle fed fawn. He is still eating good and seems to be in good health, but his navel is swelled and a little puss coming out. Thanks M.T Whitetails
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Old May 31st 2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Adamsville, OH

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I would just try neosporin or something mild as long as the fawn is acting okay. Most important thing is to keep the flies away.
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Old May 31st 2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

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Edgemoor's ideas are good but I would also inject the fawn with Penicillin G per directions. I believe you want to get ahead of the symptoms and treat the source and cure the infection. Navel infections need antibiotics in my opinion.
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Old May 31st 2010, 05:47 PM   #4
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Yes you don't want to mess around as the navel infections can definitly be deadly........MT not sure what you do when the fawns are born but we hit are fawns in their navels with iodine when they are born and this seems to help keep them from getting infections........sometimes its hard to get to them quick and they do get into dirt before being treated but the iodine definitly helps....good Luck!!
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Old May 31st 2010, 05:58 PM   #5
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  St. Ignace, Northern Michigan

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M T. If it is like a small donut around the navel it is caused from lack of colostrom.Had this happen a couple years ago on one i was bottle feeding.If a fawn gets infection from the ground being damp that infection will go straight to the liver or kidneys and kill it.
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Old May 31st 2010, 06:44 PM   #6
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
I would go with Baytril 0.4 cc subq Tried it twice before with great results.
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Old Jun 1st 2010, 02:20 PM   #7
  Jun 2009
  Blue Ridge Summit ,Pa.
Thanks , to everyone for your input, i gave him some penicillin last night and today and put some neosporin on his navel where i got it to drain a little . He is still eating great and the swelling seem to be going down. I do put iodine on their navels as soon i find them but he was born in a storm and i guess he got some dirt in it before i got to him. thank again. M.T.Whitetails
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Old Jun 1st 2010, 06:16 PM   #8
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
MT glad to hear he is doing better.......hope he stays that way!!
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