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Old Jul 17th 2016, 08:29 AM   #1
  Oct 2015
  Nuevo Leon/Mexico

I'm having something weird happening in my latest fawns. They born healthy and strong but 3 or 4 days later they appear postrated and incordinated, ataxic, when they run, they crash with everything in their path.


I've done everything I can to keep them alive. IV, tube feed, vitamins, amino acids, BoSe, antibiotics, but nothing seems to work.*


My death percentage was 8% before this started, now I'm near to 20%.*

In most of them I've noticed NEUROLOGICAL signs.
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Old Jul 17th 2016, 05:53 PM   #2
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  Sep 2009
  Utica, PA Venango Co.
Could they have a Thimine deficiency?
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Old Jul 18th 2016, 04:47 AM   #3
  Oct 2015
  Nuevo Leon/Mexico

I don't think so because I gave them a vitamin B complex shot.
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Old Jul 18th 2016, 07:14 AM   #4
  Apr 2009


Floppy Kid Syndrome:
l[*]Affects kids from 3-21 days of age. Some get it younger or older, they can have it twice.
[*]Is found in dam raised kids, as well as bottle raised kids.
[*]Is caused by clostridial type AE bacteria.
[*]Clostridial bacteria, such as Tetanus live in the ground.
[*]Is treatable if caught early.
[*]Is usually found in late spring kids after the weather warms up. Here in Texas late April & May is FKS season.
l[*]First symptom is a wobbly or unsteady gate. If you see a kid cross his back legs when he is walking or runs a few steps and stumble he is probably in the early stages of FKS.
[*]Kids seem to eat dirt have dirty mouths and faces.
[*]Does have strutted udders. You can tell their kid has not nursed well.
[*]You can sneak up & catch pasture kids, they don't try to run off.
[*]Dam raised kids tend to be hollow, haven't nursed & appear to be weak.
[*]Bottle kids tend to show the more prominent full belly the gut shuts down & the milk stays in the stomachs. The kids seem to slosh when shaken. These kids need treated with Pepto or Baking Soda.
[*]Kids become lethargic unable to stand & eventually unable to even hold their heads up they become flat unable to control any muscles.
[*]Some kids run high fevers others do not.
[*]Some kids show signs of respiratory distress some don't. Inexperienced observers may diagnose these kids as having pneumonia.
l[*]If caught early enough (kids that are just starting to stumble) kids can be left on their dams. Treatment needs to be continued for 3 days even if the kids act fine on day 2.
[*]Treat daily for 3 days with:
l[*]500mg Thiamine
[*]2cc penicillin
[*]2cc B Complex
[*]This can be mixed together & given orally.
[/list] [*]If the kids are flat when you find them give the following in addition to the above treatment:
l[*]1cc penicillin SQ
[*]Electrolytes or 50% dextrose given orally do not give milk if their gut has shut down -*Tube feeding may be necessary.
[*]Probiotics mix with electrolytes to start the good bacteria going in the gut.
[/list] [*]If the kids are out with their dams be careful they don't get out in the sun & try to cook. These kids tend to seek out the sunny spots & dehydrate quickly.
[*]If the kid's gut is full and is not functioning a dose of Pepto-Bismol and/or baking soda will help.
[*]If the kid is flat:
l[*]Prop him up on his brisket & hold his head & neck up with a rolled up towel
[*]Keep kids hydrated tube feed electrolytes or 50% dextrose.
[*]Withhold milk until the kids has been up and moving well for 8 hours.
[*]Don't let him get too cold or too hot.
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Old Jul 18th 2016, 04:54 PM   #5
  Oct 2015
  Nuevo Leon/Mexico

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