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Old Sep 7th 2018, 11:59 PM   #1
  Dec 2017

Cervid: Whitetail
Yearling buck not eating and laying with nose in ground

I have a Yearling 8 point. Still in velvet as of Sept 7th. He has not been eating for the last three days. Temps have been in the 90's in Central, IL. Now temps are rain and 60's he will not get out of his bed and is sitting with his nose to the ground. Slight foam around his mouth, and his nose has green dryer boogers. He's Acting sluggish and off balance. He seams to keep getting worse every day.

He gets fresh water every evening and ADM deer feed, some corn, some grain oats, assorted bird feed, 6 slices of bread and 2 potatoes every evening. He has clover, chicory, orchard grass and random weeds in his pen. Over the last 3 weeks I have weaned him off shock effect probiotic. Also I have been adding a cucumber or 2 to his food each day for the last week and a half.

Could this be bloat or something from the cucumbers?
Or a EHD issue?
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Old Sep 9th 2018, 02:41 PM   #2
  Jul 2012
This time of the year i would be worried about ehd. Possible pneumonia. I would dart him with Draxxin if he was mine. This is just my personal opinion.
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