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Reducing fawn deaths from cryptosporidium

Reducing Fawn deaths.

An issue with fawn deaths around Christmas time due to cryptosporidium was a recurring issue for one farm.

The year before the AP started they had lost 20% of their fawn crop.

In the worst year 50% of fawns were lost.

A number of management changes were made the two most significant of which was getting the whole farm reticulated and increasing the cover in fawning paddocks (aiming for 2500kgDM/ha).

Although this high cover made maintenance of pasture quality challenging the result has been well worth it.

Two seasons now with no fawn deaths from crypto.