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Deer Calendar

Below is a brief outline of key animal health events as you go through the year for your deer

 

Deer Calendar

 

Month

Event

January

  • Develvet re-growth stags
  • Weigh yearlings
  • Review parasite management plan
  • Tagging

February

  • Spiker hard antler removal
  • Weigh yearling hinds
  • Lepto booster
  • Early weaning
  • Monitor for facial eczema and ryegrass staggers
  • Join stags with MA hinds (yearling hinds earlier)

March

  • CIDR hinds and AI
  • Monitor hinds and stags during rut
  • Young-stock vaccinations (Yersiniosis, 5in1/7in1, Lepto)

April

  • Late weaning
  • Booster vaccinations

May

  • Stag removal
  • Pregnancy test (30 days post stag removal)
  • Trace element testing (dry hinds at works)
  • Lungworm risk
  • TB testing

June

  • Yersiniosis risk (over winter)
  • Lice risk
  • Copper supplement if needed

July

  • Abortion surveillance

August

  • Button drop
  • Preferentially feed velvet stags

September

  • Pre-fawning checks
  • Mob velvet stags
  • Type 2 otertagiosis risk

October

  • Set-stock for fawning

November

  • Velveting/ velvet assessment
  • Fawning/ calving

December

  • Weigh yearlings
  • Velveting
  • Ticks on fawns risk