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Old May 30th 2018, 09:23 AM   #1
 
  May 2018
  Pennsylvania
lip abscess

hi everyone. I am new-ish to deer and I currently have a fawn that has a lip abscess. It started when she got spooked and ran into the fence. I thought maybe she put her tooth through her lip. I drained and treated it and now its back but worse.
the abscess is in her bottom lip and now i see some new abscesses right in line with her lip and lower jaw on the left side. Its hard to drain those. Now this morning i noticed she has what feels like a swollen lymph-node on the same side. its palpable and round but doesn't seem to be interfering with her personality or eating. I do worry how fast it came on and how fast this could all change.
What is it? How do I treat this? I have other animals, how contagious is this?
any information is greatly appreciated!
- marie
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Old May 30th 2018, 02:15 PM   #2
 
  Jul 2009
1cc of Zachtran given subq(under skin between shoulders on top).
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Old May 30th 2018, 02:31 PM   #3
 
  May 2018
  Pennsylvania
where is the best place to get Zachtran from?
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Old May 30th 2018, 02:39 PM   #4
 
  May 2018
  Pennsylvania
is this contagious?
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Old May 30th 2018, 02:40 PM   #5
 
  May 2018
  Pennsylvania
how long should i do the injections for?
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Old Jun 1st 2018, 05:52 AM   #6
 
  Jul 2009
one time dose usually

talk to a local vet, it requires a prescription.

If this deer is a one time thing see if your vet will sell you a syringe of Zachtran or Draxxin to use on this deer. If you are a breeder/raising deer then you need to buy a bottle of Zachtran from your vet to keep on hand.
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Old Jun 1st 2018, 09:43 AM   #7
 
  May 2018
  Pennsylvania
having a hard time finding someone that carries it. I started her on .5cc penicillin yesterday. Think that will help much?
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Old Jun 3rd 2018, 09:13 AM   #8
 
  Jul 2009
any vet ought to carry Draxxin, try a large animal vet for Zachtran.

Pen not usually reccomended
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Old Jun 6th 2018, 08:24 AM   #9
 
  May 2018
  Pennsylvania
why no penn? I spoke to one of my large animal vets last week about this fawn. He suggested to keep up with the penn. Not doubting your judgement at all but wondering why not just for my own brain archives.
The doe is doing much better though I see one small spot of an abscess near her gum line further back.

Wildlife and animal control have refused to help over the past few years and the wildlife center sort of near us is a joke-everything dies and its been shut down several times. I have been advised by a retired rehab facility owner how to get through with some things in previous cases but the advice I got with this little one was to put her down (though she seems perfectly alert and healthy this whole time other than the lip thing which I am fairly certain was injury related). I've been rehabbing local orphaned fawns for about 10 years now. We don't get a ton of them since we keep this on the down low for the most part but we have a high success rate of a healthy release into the wild.
This fawns lip is pretty clear now and if I can get her last spot to clear up she will move into the next transition pen.
I greatly appreciate any and all advice. I just can't learn enough about these awesome creatures.
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