[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Puppies dying - need help thinking outside the box

  • From: Susan Madlung <stormygsd@xxxxxxx>
  • To: gailbauman1@xxxxxxx, ShowGSDs <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 20:27:21 -0800

Corona virus maybe?
Sue Madlung - Shadowacre Reg'd German Shepherds

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From: Gail BAUMAN 
To: ShowGSDs 
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 5:27 PM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Puppies dying - need help thinking outside the box


These are 12 week old puppies - first was female, started with clear vomit, 
went off food, wouldn't drink, progressed to shooting diarrhea with lots of 
mucus, then to bloody diarrhea, then died - all within less than 24 hours.  
From the time diarrhea started to the time she died was between 8-10 hours.  
Vet thought parvo initially, but decided against that now.  Same thing started 
with male puppy from same litter - progressed the same, died within less than 
24 hours, same time frame for diarrhea to dying.  Third pup continues to hang 
on but looks like it won't make it.  Vet is continuing to look for the cause of 
these deaths but nothing conclusive has been discovered.  This has all happened 
within the course of 3 days (Wed to today).  All of these pups have had the 
standard series of vaxes and have been well taken care of, 99% certain they 
have not been exposed to anything out of the ordinary - they have been in no 
public dog areas and have not left the premisis.  Vet school 
 has dead female and necropsy in progress, so far shows white blood cell count 
fairly  normal, red blood cell count low, phospherous count was "off the chart" 
high (however this could be due to organ shut-down prior to death).  Everything 
else was unremarkable.  Variety of antibiotics have been tried with the initial 
thought that this was some type of intestinal issue, but nothing has worked.  
Pups were not given any canned/soft foods, no treats, no access to run/roam 
other than in the yard, and are in an enclosed area when not out in the yard, 
the entire area is kept very clean, the food they have been fed has been also 
fed to adults (out of the same bag) and the adults are all fine.  Clostridium 
has been mentioned because of the bloody diarrhea, but nothing conclusive yet.  
Racking our brains trying to figure out what's going on here.  NEED IDEAS - 
anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what to do for tests, what to look at, 
etc?  Thanks for any help here.  
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