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Old Sep 3rd 2012, 03:16 PM   #1
  May 2011
  Sparta, MI
All of my bottlefeds were spooked by something & broke the latch. One has a broken front leg (between the knee and hoof) and the other is very weak in the back end. I found her in the buck pen----she might have gotten her back end caught in between the gate & fence. She cannot get up on her own----once I lift her up, her back end kind of sways when she takes steps and her back legs are very weak but not broken. I think the damage is in her hip area. I gave her 3/4cc dex-----anything else anyone would recommend? She is 3 months old and of course is an X-Factor daughter. Any suggestions would help!
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Old Sep 4th 2012, 05:11 AM   #2
  May 2011
  Evansville, Indiana
Always figures its the best one! I would give banamine / b-12 to help with pain. If possible I would try and get her to a vet and get an X-ray taken. Just to make sure theres not a fracture. Other than that Im not sure what to tell you. Best of luck!
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Old Sep 4th 2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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  May 2010
  Stevens Point/Gillett, WI
Sheri, personally the advice Ben gave is what I would do in this situation. With her being bottlefed im assuming that giving meds isnt an issue either, just watch her stress levels it can be a critical time after injury. Now, with the broken leg did it break the skin, whats the break look like, and what is her overall attitude like?
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Old Sep 4th 2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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  May 2009
  St. Ignace, Northern Michigan

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Sheri, Years ago we had a fawn with the same break but the back leg below the knee.I fashioned two hardwood splints and duct taped over a gauze wrap after setting the break. Be sure the wood is 1/2 inch lower then the hoof.

Our little doe lived on for 8 years.The vet should have a portable x-ray machine to check the other fawn.We did this and I run the pic to my chriropractor and was back in 20 minutes as my vet office was 35 miles away.
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Old Sep 5th 2012, 05:53 PM   #5
  Sep 2012
  Lebanon, PA
Sometimes bottlefed babies can also suffer from low vitamin e or selenium which can show as muscle weakness. I would get your vet to also take blood and check her levels when they check her for any fractures.
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Old Sep 5th 2012, 06:55 PM   #6
  Aug 2012
  Burnt River, ON
Hey Sheri, how is your little girl doing? Hope you are seeing some improvement. Keep us posted!
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