Deer Farmer

Go Back   Deer Farmer > Deer Farming Forum > Deer Health

Deer Health Deer Health and Wellness Forum - disease prevention, identification, management, control and treatments, general animal wellness strategies and issues, etc.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old Jul 23rd 2010, 05:50 AM   #1
 
  Jun 2010
  Manito, IL.
Last night I noticed an abscess on the midsection of one of my fawns. It was about the size of a quarter and raised. I was able to express a small amt of bloody liquid and then something popped out. It was a larva about 1/2" long and 1/8" in diameter. Transparent white in color. Right away I treated with Ivermec pour on. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Scott is offline  
Old Jul 23rd 2010, 08:38 AM   #2
 
  Jun 2010
  Manito, IL.
I think I found out what it is. A Warble Fly Larva. The pics and discriptions are exact. All the info I found indicates that the Ivermec will work.
Scott is offline  
Old Jul 23rd 2010, 09:03 AM   #3
 PaintedMeadowsBJs's Avatar
 
  Apr 2009
  PA

Cervid: Deer
I have only worbles personally in cats and always in the neck...But this was very interesting



http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/1,1607,7...6354--,00.html
PaintedMeadowsBJs is offline  
Old Jul 24th 2010, 06:22 AM   #4
 
  Jun 2010
  Indian Land, SC
I've had (or seen) them on rabbits, cats, puppies, wild hares and squirrels and, like PaintedMeadows said, only in the neck, either on the back or under the chin where they can't reach to remove the offending bug.



I'd keep an eye on all your animals - in my experience, you'll have a year or two with infections of the larvae (on various assorted animals), and then they'll be gone again and you won't see them for quite a while. Good to know the ivermectin will work on these creepy li'l monsters!!



Very interesting link, PaintedMeadows - the larvae are called, "Wolves," in Alabama - haven't seen any infestations of any animals here in SC (after 10+ years), though. Thanks!
Rachetwench is offline  
Old Jul 24th 2010, 07:24 AM   #5
 PaintedMeadowsBJs's Avatar
 
  Apr 2009
  PA

Cervid: Deer
I just remembered how we got them out of our kittens.

When I was young we poured peroxide in the hole and waited for them to reach their nasty little selves out to breath and grabbed them with tweezers....That was many many years ago...LOL...Hope that helps.
PaintedMeadowsBJs is offline  
Reply

  Deer Farmer > Deer Farming Forum > Deer Health

Tags
parasite, unknown



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
parasite? KellJ071712 Deer Health 3 Jun 14th 2014 06:44 AM
Unknown condition in fawn. Ideas???? lordbix Deer Health 5 Jul 7th 2013 09:41 PM
unknown sickness pondflatwhitetails Deer Health 62 Aug 27th 2012 07:00 PM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed