Fading Puppy Syndrome
last updated 08th, May 2017,
There is sudden death of puppies during the first four weeks of whelping. This sudden death is known as fading puppy syndrome. The faders do not suck milk, cry, do not move in whelping box and show discomfort when touched. The casual agent is canine herpes virus.
The diagnosis is difficult, the post mortem or isolation of herpes virus is the only way.
The control of fading puppy syndrome can be done by reducing the stress, on the pregnant bitch.