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Old Jun 29th 2015, 08:39 PM   #1
 
  Jun 2015
  Iva SC
I recently started wildlife rehab and needless to say right after I finished my class the calls started rolling in. I have one that was fed goats milk then the people fed it baby formula. The fawn was very weak when I got him. I finally got him stronger and no diarrhea but he was still on the weak side . Today he is very weak, so weak he doesn't want to stand but for short periods of time. He will also not drink his milk but I have been able to give him electrolytes. I'm trying to find a vet in morning that can get him in but I would like to know what I can do for tonight. I used my ringer on the dwarf I got in so that's out. I'm kinda stuck on this one because he has already been through so much from who I rescued him from
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Old Jun 29th 2015, 09:24 PM   #2
 
  Feb 2011
  Pierre SD


It sounds to me like it may need to urinate. That is a lot of time where problems start, they become toxic and are in pain so they wont eat making them weaker and weaker. Get a warm rag and rub its back side and if its a buck, you'll have to rub his little package to get him to go. It might dribble off and on for 15 minutes but it will feel so much better. If you get it to go pee, try and feed it about an hour later, by then it should be feeling better and have its appetite back. I've been feeding red cap whole milk this year and they all have started real easy on it and are doing well. Good luck
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Old Jun 30th 2015, 05:34 AM   #3
 
  Jul 2009


MissyB, one of the things you will learn in rehabbing is the amazing array of stuff folks will feed a baby deer....and how bad and long lasting those mistakes are to the fawn. I have seen a fawn that was fed orange soda and cheese puffs for two weeks before I got it. I told the wife it was a dead deer walking. It lived a week. It seems once an idiot screws up the digestive tract of a fawn it is VERY hard to undo the damage.


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All you can do is try. Give it water, red cap milk, electrolytes, anything it can/will take. Sub Q fluids can help.


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Old Jun 30th 2015, 08:25 PM   #4
 
  Jun 2015
  Iva SC
Thank for the help but he passed away this morning . He was. urinating and had bowel movements on his own. That is always the first thing I worked on as well as rehydration. What I have seen these last few weeks with what people do amazes me for sure. As a hunters wife I see why there is a huge decline in the deer population. I'm so happy I ran across this website I have learned so much already from all y'all
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Old Jul 1st 2015, 09:58 AM   #5
 
  Jul 2009


the other thing about rehabbing, and deer farming too, is that if ya can't stand seeing a dead fawn ya better find something else to do. I know you will do well at rehabbing, feel free to ask questions here. These gentlemen here have seen literally thousands of fawns with all kinds of injuries and health issues.
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Old Jul 1st 2015, 08:15 PM   #6
 
  Jun 2015
  Iva SC
I'm a farmer so death doesn't bother me. My first rehab call I had to put one down . This particular fawn had me stumped and I was determined to get him better to release on my property . But no again death in animals doesn't phase me anymore.
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Old Jul 1st 2015, 08:52 PM   #7
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
Next time try giving 5cc of c & d antitoxin and a bag of lactated ringers.
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Old Jul 5th 2015, 09:00 PM   #8
 
  Jun 2015
  Iva SC
Thank you. I'm making notes of everything .
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Old Jul 8th 2015, 12:01 PM   #9
 
  Jul 2015
  Texas


MissyB I am a permitted rehab specialist in Texas. *This season of fawns has been crazy for us. *We have lost more than saved but our job isn't always easy. *It breaks my heart when I loose one because so much time goes into trying to save them. *I am battling this swollen jaw problem and steroids and antibiotics don't seem to be helping. *We changed milk brand and this is when the problem came up. *We have never in the 8 years I have been doing rehab have we seen swollen jaws. *We first thought it was molar issues but then it would go away and then come back. *Now everyone of my fawns have swollen jaws except one. *I now have him isolated. *I lanced one of them today and there was no puss just blood. *I am wondering if it isn't the bottle jar. *We have not found out a good worming med. to use on deer yet. *


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Good luck with your journey in rehabbing.*


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Old Jul 8th 2015, 01:49 PM   #10
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
Fusobacterium likely culprit

Our Treatment for 10-20lb fawn:

Draxxin .50cc IM, .20cc banimine IM repeat Draxxin dosage in four days SQ

Prevention:

Pnue-vac2
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Old Jul 8th 2015, 04:00 PM   #11
 
  Jul 2015
  Texas


Bell we went that route with the suggestion from another post and no response. *We lanced one of the swollen jaws today and no puss. *Our vet is having to put one of the girls down this evening for me and then we are going to open her up and hope we learn something. *We are thinking now possible worms or some other infection. *They have been on both antibiotics and steroids and no response. *It just keeps getting worse until it eats away their jaw and they loose their teeth. *


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Any suggestion on treating baby fawns for worms? *
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Old Jul 8th 2015, 05:50 PM   #12
 
  Sep 2010
  Wykoff, MN
If the teeth are falling out it is more than likely fuso. There isn't always puss present with fuso. It can be in the gums, tongue and bone. Nuflor and draxxin has worked well for me, if you catch it soon enough. Also have had good luck with penicillin. It is very hard to clean up if you don't catch it right away.
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Old Jul 8th 2015, 06:01 PM   #13
 
  Jul 2015
  Texas


Thanks Adam*
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Old Jul 9th 2016, 10:47 AM   #14
 
  Jul 2013
  New Milford, CT
Missy I too am a rehabber & have stalked this forum for years. You won't find a smarter group of people - from my own experience, if someone here doesn't have the answer, you're doomed.

And yes, be prepared for the insane, stupid things that people think is ok to feed a fawn.

Good luck to you.
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Old Jul 9th 2016, 11:34 AM   #15
 
  May 2015
  KY


For deworming I've been using Safeguard cattle alfalfa pellets or Zimecterin Gold horse wormer paste. Had bought a ewe several years ago that came down with bottle jaw, worked for her. Deer take the pellets nicely, but ALL my animals HATE Zimecterin Gold, but that gets more parasites, so I have to trick them. Fawns would be easy to simply smear a tiny amount on their tongue.
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