Valoración del reflejo de flexión
To assess the newborn will help us determine de viability degree of the puppy. Each animal receives a punctuation during the clinical exam. This result will be compared with the survival table. Emergency care should be taken when necessary.
Always make this test to each puppy as soon as it is born. You will have less deaths if you take action in time.
|PUNTUATIÓN||Value 0||Value 1||Value 2|
|Heart rate||Low < 100 ppm||Middle < 120 ppm||Optimal between 120 and 180 bpm|
|Respiratory rate||Low < 8 rppm||Middle between 8 a 20 breaths per minute||Optimal between 20 and 35 breaths per minute|
|Body temperature||Low < 34ºC||Middle between 34 and 37 Cº||Optimal > 37 ºC|
|Stimuli||No sucking reflex||Slight Sucktion||Good sucking reflex|
|Muscle tone||Flaccid||Slight movements of the limbs||Active movements of the limbs|
|Colour Skin/Mucous membranes||Pale - Blueish||Pink - Blue Hands and Feet||Pink|
|Puntuation||Optimal||Unfavorable- Urgent Atention - Resuccitation procedures needed|
|From 12 a 14||90 %||No|
|From 7 a 11||60 %||Yes|
|< 4||30 %||Yes, very Urgent|