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Old Jul 13th 2012, 03:27 PM   #1
 
  Jul 2012
  Tallahassee, FL
I have a 6 1/2 week old doe fawn that 2 days ago lost her energy. Normally I have to feed her first because she is so aggressive about getting that nipple. Now all she does is lay with her head down and will barely eat 2 ounces of milk. Yesterday I gave her 1/3cc of baytrill and 1/3 cc of B12 with some fawn paste. This morning I gave her another 1/3 cc B12 and 1/3 cc of Bose subcutaneously . She still has no energy. Does anybody have any ideas about what is wrong or what else I should do to save her?
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 07:08 AM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Magnolia, Ohio
The most common shot we give to our fawns is C&D Antitoxin. Anytime they get off their feed they get 2 cc's immediately. If it continues we give them a full 1 cc of B-12, even week olds. You might also consider 4 or 5 cc's of Polyserum.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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I would get some fluids in her also. Gatorade, Sugar water, Something that might give her a boost of energy and also keeps her hydrated in that heat. Maybe get her in the house in the ac. somewhere to keep her from heating up just layin there. Good luck!
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 09:01 AM   #4
 
  Jul 2012
  Tallahassee, FL
Thank you for the replies. This morning when I went into the pens for their feeding she was more alert and eager for her bottle. She ate her full bottle and licked my arm a bit but layed back down but with her head up and alert. I went and got some pedialyte and will give her some for lunch. By the way is polyserum something I should look into? I don't know much about it.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 11:44 AM   #5
 
  Jul 2012
  Kentucky
I give the polyserum within a day of birth if the fawn is weak acting. It is also being discontinued. If you can find it you better buy it. I'm out and I can't locate any. The vet has very little left.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 01:29 PM   #6
 
  Jul 2012
  Tallahassee, FL
Is there a certain reason for the discontinue of the polyserum because now I feel like I need some.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 06:59 PM   #7
 
  Jul 2012
  Kentucky
Not sure why it is being discontinued. It's good stuff. you know how it goes. If you find something that works they usually change it. You can google it. There is something that is suppose to take its place. I'd check all your local vets and see if they had any. keep it in the frig.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 07:24 PM   #8
 
  Sep 2009
  FREMONT,MICHIGAN
Polyserum has been replaced by Bovi -Seri Serum see the following link. http://www.animalhealthusa.com/polyserum.html
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Old Jul 16th 2012, 03:33 PM   #9
 
  Jul 2012
  Tallahassee, FL
Well it appears that my doe fawn is going to be OK. She is back to eating well and has been more active than she had been for a couple of days. I will still be keeping my eye on her though. I thank you all for the help. Its nice to know that you can count on other people to share with there experiences an knowledge . This is my first time bottle raising fawns and Im raising 27 of those little boogers. Its quite stress full when they start acting sick.
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Old Sep 16th 2012, 07:56 PM   #10
 
  Jul 2012
  North Louisiana
I gave a two month old fawn C & D Antitoxin a month ago. It helped the fawn, but now I need to give a booster right? I read that I should have gave a second shot 5 days later. I didnt know that and missed the date. Should I skip the follow up shot and just give the booster? Thanks
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Old Sep 17th 2012, 06:59 AM   #11
 
  Apr 2009
  Magnolia, Ohio
C&D antitoxin is not a vaccine and cannot be boostered to give long lasting protection. Our Vet thinks that antitoxin remains effective 8-12 weeks, then is gone from the system. Most C&D vaccines need a booster 2-3 weeks after initial injection, then once a year to remain effective, so this would be a good time for you to use a vaccine. Of course you have to rememberthat C&D vaccines do not protect from type A clostridium.
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Old Sep 17th 2012, 11:53 AM   #12
 
  Jul 2012
  North Louisiana
What meds do you think I should give?
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Old Sep 17th 2012, 12:58 PM   #13
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
We would need to know what you are trying to treat.............What is your illness?
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Old Sep 17th 2012, 01:15 PM   #14
 
  Jul 2012
  North Louisiana
She was sick a month ago. She stopped eatting. So, we gave her a shot of c&d antitoxin. She is better, but on the info for the c&d it states:



"C&D Antitoxin - Over-the-counter made-for-goats product that can be safely used for many problems. Colorado Serum's C&D Antitoxin is my choice. Severe diarrhea in very young kids, toxicity caused by plants, poisons (bites, overeating disease, bloat, ruminal acidosis, and ingestion of toxic sustances like azaleas and antifreeze are several examples), one of the products administered to combat Floppy Kid Syndrome . . . these are a few of the applications of this very versatile product which is almost impossible to overdose. This product provides short-term protection (about 12 hours) but works quickly towards solving the immediate problem. Follow label directions. Always have this product on hand; there is no substitute for it. Must be refrigerated. C&D Antitoxin negates any protection previously given by the CD/T vaccine. Therefore, the producer must wait for at least five days after completion of C&D Antitoxin therapy and re-vaccinate the animal with the initial CD/T injection and the booster 30 days thereafter. This is extremely important to remember. "
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Old Sep 17th 2012, 01:23 PM   #15
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She was sick a month ago. She stopped eatting. So, we gave her a shot of c&d antitoxin. She is better, but on the info for the c&d it states:



"C&D Antitoxin - Over-the-counter made-for-goats product that can be safely used for many problems. Colorado Serum's C&D Antitoxin is my choice. Severe diarrhea in very young kids, toxicity caused by plants, poisons (bites, overeating disease, bloat, ruminal acidosis, and ingestion of toxic sustances like azaleas and antifreeze are several examples), one of the products administered to combat Floppy Kid Syndrome . . . these are a few of the applications of this very versatile product which is almost impossible to overdose. This product provides short-term protection (about 12 hours) but works quickly towards solving the immediate problem. Follow label directions. Always have this product on hand; there is no substitute for it. Must be refrigerated. C&D Antitoxin negates any protection previously given by the CD/T vaccine. Therefore, the producer must wait for at least five days after completion of C&D Antitoxin therapy and re-vaccinate the animal with the initial CD/T injection and the booster 30 days thereafter. This is extremely important to remember. "


So apperently you forgot the last part of that paragragh ? LOL Just give it again and THEN follow up with the booster.



Vitamin B will stimulate her appetite................But is their an underlying problem for her los of appetite ?
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