I have a 6 day old gosling that had/has spraddle leg. He was hobbled which did help but I believe there are other things going on as well. He can't seem to balance himself, his head bobbles from side to side, he refuses to walk, only runs on his toes, when he tries to run he runs with his head down- to the floor usually and usually in circles. He usually only gets a few steps in before he flops over and then can't right himself. He swims tilted to one side and paddles more strongly with one leg than the other. He is on electrolytes and vitamins and is growing well but his condition doesn't seem to be improving. He is the only one of 7 eggs to have hatched. Anyone out there with any thoughts? This is heartbreaking and we don't know what esle to do or how much longer to try as he is pretty much helpless- we can't even leave food or water in with him for fear of him drowning as he can't get up.
Edited by countrychix - 4/25/12 at 5:28pm