FloppyKidSyndrome

FloppyKidSyndrome - Emily Marlette What is Floppy Kid...

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What is Floppy Kid Syndrome? An acute onset of profound weakness or tetraparesis associated with metabolic acidosis in which no specific organ systems are abnormally involved 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.
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What causes this disease? Is caused by clostridial type AE bacteria. Clostridial bacteria, such as Tetanus live in the ground. Is usually found in late spring kids after the weather warms up. Here in Texas late April & May is FKS season.
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What are the symptoms of FKS? 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. Eating dirt and having dirty mouths and faces. Does have strutted udders. Kids can be easily caught in the pasture and do not try to run from handlers.
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