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Lost fawns?

Spencie

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I've had pics of does like this before, some much worse. Swollen udder that I assume is from losing both fawns and milk build up. Can anyone confirm that's what it is?

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bowhunter1023

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If they aren't nursing, they'll leak, so that's not the issue IMO. Spoken as the father of 3 breast fed babies, not from a deer physiological standpoint. But I know from experience that they don't just fill up and explode, they fill up until the "pressure relief valve" gives and they leak. Not that it can't lead to this, but I'd be more inclined to think this is the issue.