Neonate Fawn Care the first 21 days and identifying issues. Then what to do!
Or we can call it this I love poop show… But not really.
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Side Note* Weather changes can help set things off.
Ecoli and what it is…
Escherichia coli or more commonly known as E. coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium. It is most commonly found in the lower intestine. Though most E. coli strains are harmless, some virulent strains can causes chronic diarrhea and even pneumonia in some cases. The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K and preventing colonization of the intestine with pathogenic bacteria.
Fecal-oral transmission (FOT) is the major route through which pathogenic strains of the bacterium cause disease. Cells are able to survive outside the body for a limited amount of time, which makes them ideal indicator organisms to test environmental samples for fecal contamination. However, there is a growing body of research has examine environmentally persistent E. coli which can survive for extended periods outside of a host.
Identifying Ecoli- Over 700 Strains
10-20 type strains mostly bovine- check with your lab
Ecoli- Mother raised fawns
-Typically seen in fawns ages 1- 21 days old
– Most problems occur under 14 days old
-Look for over mothering
-Wet looking rear ends (butts)
-Getting fawns out of their beds see if there is fecal left behind
-Fly’s on them
-Binocs are so important
Bottle feds-Under 12 days old
Loose stool can mean a host of things
Fecal test is so important- Drug susceptibility test
Sea foam green
Catch fawn with net
15 grams of fawn paste (C&E)
Fluids- 60 to 100 ML lactated Ringers
Dextrose can be helpful
Vitamin B Complex or B-12
Antibiotic of choice- Refer to your Vet and previous Drug Susceptibility testing
You should notice improvement after 24 hours. If need be repeat again 48 hours later
Completely different beast
Flush them- Fluids SQ and Electrolyte via bottle or tubing (12-24 hours) C&E Prolyte and Diaque are two I like
Do not try to plug them up…Why not?
Antibiotics (from Chart from Fecal Sample examination)
Keeping appetite going
Do not throw the Kitchen sink at them, one thing at a time
Depending on severity get them back on milk
Staying clean and using common sense/ cross- contamination animal to animal
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