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Old Apr 10th 2011, 03:55 PM   #1
  Jul 2009
My favorite bottle-fed doe injured her foot today and I'm not sure what to do for her. At noon she was fine, playing/kicking in a water puddle. When I saw her at 3pm, she was limping badly on a hind foot. There is a lot of brush in the pen, so my guess is a stick punctured her foot. She will bear weight on her tip toes only, and holds it up when not walking. She was last year's fawn, and is not real big, I'd guess about 100 lbs. She also let me walk up to her in her bed without getting up and took treats without getting up. She is very tame, but that is unusual for her. I think I can give shots without tranquilizing, but she won't let me handle her foot at all. I took some pictures. Any ideas on what happened and what to do? Thanks for any and all advice.
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Old Apr 10th 2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

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If there is an open wound you would want to give here a couple small doses of antibiotics over a few days until it is scabbed up, if its appears to be internal, such as a sprain or break do nothing, she'll be fine.
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Old Apr 10th 2011, 04:19 PM   #3
  Jul 2009
Wow, thanks for such quick advice, faster than I could even figure out how to attach to pictures. There should be four pics now. From what I can see/feel, I don't see an open wound or any blood. Would pain relief maybe make her use it rather than resting? Since I don't see a wound, should I hold off on antibiotics unless signs of infection show up. Right now her foot is a little warm but not hot. Thanks again everyone.
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Old Apr 11th 2011, 04:49 AM   #4
  Apr 2009
  Carrollton, MO
Anyone ever use Koppertox on foot injuries?
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