Are young does more prone to prolapse?

By Grant Woods,

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Dr. Grant,
You mentioned that 2nd rut can be attributed to fawn (young does) coming into their 1st estrus. Are young bred does more prone to prolapse?



I’m not aware of research on the subject of prolapse in deer (of any age class).  I doubt young does are more likely to experience prolapse given healthy young does have a very high successful pregnancy rate.


October 28, 2015