Artificially Rearing Newborn White-Tail Deer and Fallow deer
Typically fawns with birth weight up to 5kg
The newborn fawn should be fed maternal colostrum (first mother’s milk) in the first 24hours.This will help provide protection against future infections, particularly if the colostrum is fed before 12 hours. If the doe’s colostrum is not available, the second option is to use cow’s colostrum.
The quantity of milk replacer fed will vary depending on health, size and availability of mother’s milk. Fawns should receive 18% of its body weight for the first 3 weeks, 15% between weeks 3-6, and 10% afterward. Approximately 11kg of powder will be consumed over an 8 week period. Quantities offered should be adjusted to weight, (i.e. for bigger fawns the intake will be higher) and increased gradually from birth to weaning.
Frequent feeding of small amounts will decrease chances of digestive upsets.
Any change in the feeding schedule should be done with judgment, according to fawn’s growth, size and stool consistency.
Weigh fawn regularly to ensure that milk intake is adequate.
The milk replacer solution can be served with a nipple bottle. A soft lamb’s nipple, with a mildly enlarged hole will work.
Reconstituted FawnGro may be refrigerated up to 24 hours. Discard any unused portion after 24 hours.
Clean ALL feeding utensils and equipment after each feeding: rinse in lukewarm water, wash with a detergent in hot (80oC) water, rinse with clean water (ideally a 10% bleach solution) and dry thoroughly with a ‘clean’ towel.
Fawns need assistance to help urinate and defecate for the first 2-3 weeks of life. You need to assist by using a warm moist cloth and massaging over the anal area and perineum while the fawn is nursing, until they urinate and or defecate. You must be persistent, this is very important to the fawns well being. Consult your veterinarian for any signs of disease, fever, parasites, …
Starter ration, water, forage and weaning
If a starter ration is available, offer small quantities daily from 2 weeks of age. Offer good quality roughage (leafy material) and/or pasture on a free choice basis. Fresh, clean water should be available, particularly when consuming a significant amount of solids.
NOTE: Store this product in a cool dry location, protected from the sun. To maintain freshness, keep partially used bag closed tightly after opening and store in a clean, closed, plastic container.
Crude Protein (Minimum) 28%
Protein from Milk Sources (Minimum) 28%
Crude Fat (Minimum) 33%
Crude Fibre (Maximum) 0.15%
Ash (Maximum) 7%
Calcium (Actual) 0.9%
Phosphorus (Actual) 0.65%
Vitamin A (Minimum) 60,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 (Minimum) 4,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Minimum) 150 IU/kg
200g of powder per litre of solution (A scale provides a best precision)
Mix with 0.5 litre hot water (60°C) for 3 minutes using a good whisk or a paint mixer
Add 0.35 litre cold water and mix for 1 minute(Total 1 litre)
Feed the milk solution at a temperature of 38-40 degrees C (thermometer provides best results) according to daily feed schedule.
CAUTION: Directions for use must be carefully followed.
Liability Disclaimer: Because individual results may vary due to management, environment, genetic, health and sanitation differences, Grober Inc. and its distributors do not warrant or guarantee individual results.