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Old May 23rd 2012, 06:40 AM   #1
 
  May 2012
  Norris City, IL
We are fairly new to raising deer (about 2 years) Our 2 year old buck, yearling buck, and 2 does seem to be not feeling well. Their symptoms are: raised hair and fever mostly but also slight decline in food intake and just appearing to be lethargic compared to normal behavior. Any ideas, advice?

Thank you!
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Old May 23rd 2012, 09:25 AM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  IA / USA
Just a thought, but I'd look at the feed or all things these deer have in common. If you have other deer that are fine the feed may not be an issue. Just a place to start...
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Old May 23rd 2012, 09:45 AM   #3
 
  May 2012
  Norris City, IL
We have 4 others eating as well that appear fine. What would I be looking for in the feed to know if there is something wrong? We haven't changed anything in their feeding to isolate.
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Old May 23rd 2012, 10:36 AM   #4
 
  Sep 2010
  Wykoff, MN
Sounds like pneumonia to me.
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Old May 23rd 2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
I would not run them if you suspect pneumonia any unnecessary is not good for them. Plus sometimes they will also cough when run and it needing wormed! I would treat them ASAP! I once had a buck had similar symptoms he died less than 10 feet out of the chute after treatment just from the stress of handiling him.

Keep us posted and good luck!



This is ONLY MY OPINION and I wish you the best!
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Old May 23rd 2012, 12:50 PM   #6
 
  May 2012
  Norris City, IL
There is no coughing from any of the deer at all. This has us really stumped. Our 2 year old buck seems to be the most effected and he is not eating as well as usually although still taking in some and today was the first time in a couple of days I saw him actually move quickly around the pen.
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Old May 23rd 2012, 12:51 PM   #7
 
  May 2012
  Norris City, IL
We just wormed them last week. Could this have caused an issue? Do we need to do another round?
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Old May 23rd 2012, 12:53 PM   #8
 
  Sep 2010
  Wykoff, MN
How and what wormer did you use?
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Old May 23rd 2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
Could have pulled off the feed as a result of the wormer?
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Old May 23rd 2012, 12:57 PM   #10
 
  May 2012
  Norris City, IL
We used safeguard dewormer pellets mixed in their food.
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Old May 23rd 2012, 02:15 PM   #11
 
  Nov 2011
  Warriors Mark, PA
Pneumonia---Draxxin. You can load the Draxxin right into darts.
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Old May 23rd 2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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  Aug 2009
  Winnsboro, LA
Ive used a new drug called Zactran. It blows Draxxin away, and its $150.00 a bottle cheaper. It knocked my pneumonia out cold. Awesome stuff-Jason
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