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Old Jun 26th 2011, 03:55 PM   #1
 
  Apr 2009
  Schuylkill Haven, PA
My friend has a fawn that is one of triplets. He is about 6 weeks old. He is half the size of his two sisters. He just seems very sullen and lethargic. His eyes look droopy and not bright. He doesn't run and play with the other fawns and just kinda lays around. He seems to be eating OK, takes about 10 oz. in the morning and this seems to bring him down. The next feeding he might drink two or three. And he goes back and forth with the amount he drinks. It seems like the redcap slows him down, even all the others are doing fantastic. (His sisters even eat grain.) When they give him some gatorade, he perks up and gets some energy but later he crashes. He is giving nice pellets but when he was first born he had a little blood spots in his stool. it cleared up right away though. He just seems droopy and like I said is not near the size of his two siblings. I was wondering about giving him some B-12 or even some nutri-drench to try and boost him up. They do give him some fawn paste and probios but he doesn't eat much of it and it doesn't seem to help. I hate to see them lose him but he doesn't look good for the long run. You can tell there is SOMETHING wrong with him. Any tips for this little guy?
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Old Jun 27th 2011, 04:24 AM   #2
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
Why don't you try giving him some goat's milk (they love it), and why not do the nutri-drench? Can this hurt? Did he get a shot of BoSe ever? Could he have some sort of vitamin deficiency?



Does anyone have an idea?
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Old Jun 27th 2011, 08:42 AM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  pa
I sent woody a pm basically saying exactly what you just advised lanasvet, the other problem I feel could be clostridium, The one type kills fast but the other causes lethargic and does not kill as quick and anti toxin would help if suspected!! Keep us posted Woody we want to know how he turns out!!



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Old Jun 27th 2011, 10:12 AM   #4
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
http://www.colostrummilk.com/ maby this would help
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Old Jun 27th 2011, 12:07 PM   #5
 
  Aug 2010
  Illinois
Scott, does the Clostridial 7-way vaccine need to be administered annually? My doe was vaccinated two times at 3 months of age and a few wks later. Should she be RE-vaccinated now?
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Old Jun 27th 2011, 06:01 PM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  pa
You should be fine lanasvet, clostridium if its gonna get the fawns will do so by age one in most cases, you can give the vaccine shot to the pregnant mother a month before she delivers and this gives the fawns the best protection! Good Luck!!



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