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.


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


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


Prompt treatment is critical for a positive prognosis

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