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Old Jun 20th 2013, 09:52 AM   #1
  Jun 2012
  Blountsville, Al
alright, this one is new to me so i'm gonna pick yall's brains on this. 6yr old doe fawned triplets on May 23 (193rd day). (last year she gave me twins around the same time and towards August, she became very thin but otherwise healthy. I pulled her from her fawns to gain wait for A.I. and she put it on quickly.) This year after fawning triplets, she already looks poor like she did last August. Since the fawns are a month old now, they have began to browse a little and are very healthy. She has developed a waddle under her chin. at first i thought that it could be fusobacterium related but it is symetrically placed under her chin and not towards one side of her face. plus, she was vaccinated for it. so, my next thought was since she was thin with a very large milk sack, she must be placing all of her energy into her milk supply; thus, starving her body in the process. i have heard that a lack of protein can cause pockets of fluid to build up under the jaw, rumen and ankles of deer. She has a ferocious appitite and it doesnt seem to bother her. today, i have added calf manna to the herd's diet along with rice bran and probiotics. What are yall's thoughts on this and has anyone else seen?
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Old Jun 20th 2013, 10:14 AM   #2
  Jun 2012
  Blountsville, Al
i forgot to add that a fecal sample was done with negative results for parasites. thanks
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Old Jun 21st 2013, 05:07 AM   #3
  Jun 2012
  Blountsville, Al
Come on guys! So this has never been seen?
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Old Jun 21st 2013, 05:18 AM   #4
  Dec 2011
  Robertsdale, Ala
I would like to know?
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Old Jun 22nd 2013, 01:36 PM   #5
  Jun 2012
  Blountsville, Al
For those of you who care, the vet told me that since she has lost weight, maintains a full milk sack, and continues to have a healthy appetite, her body may be starving itself by placing all of the nutrients that she consumes into her milk production. He explained that there may/is an underlying cause for this but stated that probiotics would help food absorbtion and recommended calf manna added to the food. As for the "waddle", he said that it was directly related to lack of nutrient absorbsion. When the body is starved for protein, fluid build up occurs and accumulates under the jaw, rumen and ankles of the deer. Thus, a waddle. Once the babies are removed in 7 weeks, she should loose the waddle and gain weight.
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Old Jun 22nd 2013, 03:35 PM   #6
  Apr 2009
  Alabaster, Alabama
I've seen the build up of fluid under the jaw before as a result of barber pole worms. Personally, I would worm her regardless of fecal sample.
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Old Jun 18th 2021, 07:56 AM   #7
  Jun 2021
  Weston, West Virginia
thanks for letting us know. I just joined.... good information. she still okay?
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