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Old Aug 5th 2009, 06:15 AM   #1
  Jul 2009
  Elgin, Tx
Ok, here goes what must be the question of the year, WHAT IS THE BEST MILK REPLACER TO USE? I have heard Fox Valley and Zoologic..... Also, does most use the Probiotics in addition? Would love to hear from anyone that is willing to share TRUE and PROVEN information.

Thank you, Have a Blessed day...
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Old Aug 5th 2009, 09:27 AM   #2
Probably Flip coin best is what each prefers,What i decided, no i like Dirt,there is no proven Info on Milk replacer, other than what works best for you. This only my thinking, Maybe somebody know which is Best, If I had plenty of money i would most likely use Fox valley.I think it has proved itself,Again only my thinking! Dc,Ps i heard it made great pancakes But on other Hand so has Zoologic, Flip a coin
Old Aug 5th 2009, 04:58 PM   #3
  Jun 2009
We use whole milk from a local farm. We also pasterize it at our farm.Hands down the best. we tried lots of milk replacers and when they start drinking alot of it they always get scours.On whole milk we have not had that problem. Works for us any way....maybe a little more work but we dont mind.
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Old Aug 5th 2009, 05:25 PM   #4
  May 2009
  Purgitsville, WV
LVawter, You might want to check out the thread Froth!!!! Need Help!!! under Health and Wellness. There were alot of opinons shared and alot of facts posted there. It might not help but then again it might. Best of luck!

Nick Biser

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Old Aug 5th 2009, 06:09 PM   #5
  Apr 2009
  Noblesville, IN
Started out with Superior & switched mid-stream to Fox Valley. Had scours no problems on Fox Valley. Not starting any type of war just stating what happened on our end & what we ended up using.
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Old Aug 5th 2009, 06:14 PM   #6
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
No problems for us on Fox Valley. 35 fawns fed and not a problem to be had... It will be the ONLY one we use. A GREAT PRODUCT.
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Old Aug 5th 2009, 06:26 PM   #7
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
FOX VALLEY 3 years in a row no problems and yes we use probiotic paste at birth,special blend 12 by probiotic, nutraglo every day just us but like its been said on here before 10 farms usally 10 different answers. good luck!
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Old Aug 5th 2009, 07:36 PM   #8
  Apr 2009
  Waverly, IA
I have had very good luck with Zoologic. I have never used Fox Valley but have several friends that use it and love it. For me if it's not broke don't fix it.
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Old Aug 10th 2009, 04:21 AM   #9
  Aug 2009
My fawn is now ll weeks old. She was abandoned at two days old. I went through the ringer with scours on the milk replacers. It helped adding gelled electrolites, but only for a while. For the past four weeks the only thing that has kept the scours away is raw goats milk. (very expensive) The first week I used the goats milk half and half with goat electrolites. Now shes fine and eating deer pellets and fruit. However, she seems to want more and more goat milk the older she's getting so now that she's fully recovered from the scours - I have to somehow start weaning her from so much. Good luck.
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