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2 year old goose cannot stand

Discussion in 'Geese' started by denco5, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That poop looks pretty normal.

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  2. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she has food and water in with her. She eats pretty good, I do not see her taking in much water though. I will see if I can find the safeguard wormer here in town.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    When did she lay her las egg?

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  4. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year she laid eggs October thru January along with my one other goose I had at the time. The other one started laying last month but Lucy has not laid one yet this year. The limp started long before the other one laid her egg so I do not believe it is connected. I hold her quite often and do not feel anything out of the ordinary.

    I found the SafeGuard wormer locally so I am on my way to pick it up and give it a try.

    Is it possible that only one animal would get worms bad enough to do this and not the others?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Last year someone with peafowl went thru something similar where just one hen was sick. That hen had a negative fecal, but two later had a positive fecal that showed both coccidia and capillary worms.

    -Kathy
     
  6. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will start the wormer today. She was 7 pounds at the vet so I am figuring .23 ml per pound would be 1.61ml daily for five days. I hope it works, thanks for all the help
     
  7. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my young ganders was like this, we got an anti inflamitory treatment at the vet, could you ask your vet to see if that is an option?
     
  8. LadyHayleyHalo1

    LadyHayleyHalo1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Gape worms can be seen in their stool. They look like a red piece of string in the shape of a (y). The male and female worms connect making the (y). I have seen that in my geeses stool. I do Ivermection 1% solution, for a 10 lb bird the dose would be 0.09 mg, given oraly on right side of throat. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.Gape worm will suffocate the bird. That was my first dealing with gape worms 15 yrs ago. Two of my geese died from it. Their bill and feet will start to turn blue from lack of oxygen, in a matter of minutes they die. One of my geese died in my arms on my birthday, 14 yrs ago. A horriable death. I was new to geese then, I have learned alot about gape worm since then. I pray all goes well.
     
  9. LadyHayleyHalo1

    LadyHayleyHalo1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Gape worms can be seen in their stool. They look like a red piece of string in the shape of a (y). The male and female worms connect making the (y). I have seen that in my geeses stool. I do Ivermection 1% solution, for a 10 lb bird the dose would be 0.09 mg, given oraly on right side of throat. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.Gape worm will suffocate the bird. That was my first dealing with gape worms 15 yrs ago. Two of my geese died from it. Their bill and feet will start to turn blue from lack of oxygen, in a matter of minutes they die. One of my geese died in my arms on my birthday, 14 yrs ago. A horriable death. I was new to geese then, I have learned alot abbout gape worm since then.
     
  10. casportpony

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    I mean this in the nicest way possible, but I think you mean 0.9 mg for a 10 pound bird. Your dose is the standard 0.2 mg/kg dose, but that amount can be doubled to 0.4 mg/kg according to the book I have that's called "Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual".

    -Kathy
     

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