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Goose injured foot

post #1 of 5
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One of my goslings has ripped the webbing on its foot.  Its limping, quite badly so I washed the foot and have it separate.  It has food and water - should I use Pen-G around the affected area?

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post #2 of 5

Geese are very resistant to infection.  But for sure you need to separate it in a cage or small run where you can keep it out of hte mud.

If you give it Pen-G, give it 1 cc in the thigh of the leg which is injured.

post #3 of 5
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Thanks!  How many days do I need to use the Pen-G?

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post #4 of 5

How big is the gosling?  I myself wouldn't use the Pen.  If you keep the gosling in a clean (relatively speaking here) area, the webbing will heal on its own. 

As greyfields said, they are very resistant to infection.

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post #5 of 5

Pen-G is long acting.  I would give it twice two days apart then monitor.  It really can't hurt and the webbing of the foot is probably the most prone place to infection on a goose.  As mentioned they are veyr resiliant... but I've treated about 4 bumble foots already this year.

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