Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.

Floppy kid syndrome is a neurological condition that causes kids to develop a sudden onset of muscular weakness within 3 to 10 days of birth. The cause is unknown, and most kids don't recover.

Symptoms

Depression
Cannot use their tongues to suckle
Appear drunk
Sudden onset of muscular weakness
Incoordination

Treatment

Treatment TypeDetails
Sodium bicarbonate (1.3%)125-200 ml IV
Sodium bicarbonate powder or Pepto-Bismo2.5-3.0 g PO (0.5 tsp mixed with cold water)
Stomach tube feeding

Prognosis

Prompt treatment is critical for a positive prognosis

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