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Old Jun 23rd 2009, 06:28 PM   #1
 
  Jun 2009
Last fall my deer herd started having problems with losing their hair. I thought it was parasites and treated them with Ivomec. That is what the vet told me to try. As they started to get their summer coats they looked good but after about two weeks they started to lose patches of hair from the shoulders back. I have another pen of deer that do not have this problem.



Does anyone have an idea of what it could be and how to treat it?



Larry
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Old Jun 26th 2009, 07:52 AM   #2
 
  Jun 2009
  Muskegon, MI
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Last fall my deer herd started having problems with losing their hair. I thought it was parasites and treated them with Ivomec. That is what the vet told me to try. As they started to get their summer coats they looked good but after about two weeks they started to lose patches of hair from the shoulders back. I have another pen of deer that do not have this problem.



Does anyone have an idea of what it could be and how to treat it?



Larry


Hi Larry, It sounds like your deer might have mange a mite that they can get from birth, it gets under the folicle of the hair. They lose hair and eventually get sores that they can die from. The vet needs to take a scraping of the area and see if he has mites and then a shot can be administered by the vet. Other deer can catch this from the sick one so keep them apart if you can. This happens if the fawn is born with a poor immuine system.

Let me know how things turn out.

Christine Hulka
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Old Jun 26th 2009, 07:55 AM   #3
 
  Jun 2009
  Muskegon, MI
Hi Larry,

It sounds like your deer might have the mange a little mite that they can get from birth, it gets under the hair folicles. They lose hair and eventually get sores that they can die from. The vet needs to take a scraping of the area and see if he has mites and then a shot can be administered by the vet. Other deer can catch this from the sick one so keep them apart if you can. This happens if the fawn is born with a poor immunite system.

Let me know how things turn out.

Christine Hulka
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