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yearling down

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I have a yearling doe down and don't know what the problem is.She didn't eat yesterday morning but just hung around with the other yearlings.When I got home yesterday,she did not come in with the others.I found her laying down and she felt cold.I put her up and gave her 2cc of penicellin.She wouldn't try to get up.This morning ,her head is turned back and she is not trying to straighten it out.She has no color in her eye lids.She was wormed a couple months ago with the rest of the herd.I gave her another 2cc of penicellin,that is about all I have to give her.Any ideas to get her on her way up????
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Just to interject something. She likely died from anemia caused by worms. Down with her head pulled to the side is just death coming. With no blood supply she is lethargic, won't eat, won't get up to even get a drink of water. Her liver fails, usually you will see some fluid build up under the throat (bottle jaw) and her feet and bottom of her legs. She dehydrates and dies.

I would look at the rest of the herd very carefully, have some fecals ran. A yearling doe is an odd age to loose first unless she was at the bottom of the totem pole in the pecking order and was picked on more, had just kidded, or was sickly or injured. You usually loose your youngest and oldest first. Vicki
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