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Old May 28th 2013, 04:57 PM   #1
 
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
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think he will come out of this ? what to do for him . he cannot stand to nurse so i pulled him and on the bottle now.
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Old May 28th 2013, 05:28 PM   #2
 
  Jul 2011
  Indiana
Jamie, I've had some, not to that extreme, but would never know it now. Good Luck!
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Old May 28th 2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
Jamie, Best of luck on em................Be patient and try working with them, we have had to splint one before. Weren't quite that bad.



Hope it works its self out.................Keep us posted
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Old May 28th 2013, 06:32 PM   #4
 
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
i have been working them , i dont think its bone , i can move them into position . they just turn back. he can stand but real wobbly . im trying to come up with a splint .
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Old May 29th 2013, 02:43 AM   #5
 
  Nov 2011
  Warriors Mark, PA
Maybe give him some MuSe?
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Old May 29th 2013, 05:22 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
I would try to splint them I have used popsicle sticks and elastic tape. Make sure they do not get sores I usually put cotton around the legs first then the splints JIM
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Old May 30th 2013, 04:17 PM   #7
 
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
well this little guy can stand , walk about three wobbly feet before tumbling . no change in the feet really though. put some splints on him today. think he may also have another problem . his neck is crooked ...... he never raise's his head . he can turn left and right but his head is always down .....??? i can slowly pull it .
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Old May 30th 2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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  May 2009
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Jamie, was he a Single fawn ? Did his mother tend to him much after cleaning ?
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Old May 30th 2013, 08:09 PM   #9
 
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
he was a twin , his sister was fine doing good . the momma did clean him up , but that was it. he could not stand at all to nurse just layed there and cry'd. i tubed him with clostrum first off then on the bottle for about 24 hours. now he is taking straight red cap just fine.
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Old May 30th 2013, 08:19 PM   #10
 
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
anyone know what cause's this to happen anyway? other than my luck
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Old May 31st 2013, 08:20 AM   #11
 
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA
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anyone know what cause's this to happen anyway? other than my luck


What happens is sometimes they get twisted up in the womb. I would be very aggressive in your splinting efforts, rub and bend those legs till they almost break. The older they get the more they want to stay in the same position. Be sure to wrap them in a manner which they continue to have blood flow to the lower sections of the hooves.



Bo-se can never hurt. I typically use 3/4-1 inch PVC cut in half the long way. Take a grinder and smooth the edges out.



Splint for 2-3 days remove give the legs about 12-24 hours to air out and repeat the process.



As for the neck, again rub and bend that sucker just like the bone-crackers do on people. Good Luck it can be challenging.
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Old May 31st 2013, 11:42 AM   #12
 
  May 2010
  Hazleton, PA
I've seen this resolve by simple therapy with the hoof and legs and on its own with no intervention. In this case, since the fawn was unable to eat, you had to take action so perhaps a regimen of therapy will do the trick. Of course you should consult your vet just in case there is something else going on.
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Old Jun 2nd 2013, 04:14 AM   #13
 
  May 2010
  Hazleton, PA
Josh, do you have any photos of what your splint looks like when placed on the fawn? Do you put anything between the PVC and the leg?



Thanks!
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Old Jun 2nd 2013, 01:33 PM   #14
 
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA
I do not have any pictures. I just use rolls of gauze, and gauze pads. I wrap the whole legs first in gauze them pad the pinch points (end of the splints with extra gauze. Then wrap with horse hoof wrap.
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Old Jun 2nd 2013, 02:01 PM   #15
 
  May 2010
  Hazleton, PA
Great. Thanks for the information Josh.
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