6 Week Old Chinese Goose with Botulism

Discussion in 'Geese' started by TheArk81, May 9, 2016.

  1. TheArk81

    TheArk81 Hatching

    May 9, 2016
    I have a six-week old goose that I am fairly confident has botulism. He is one of 2 geese and 4 ducks that live and eat together. There was a rotting pumpkin on our porch and I came out one morning and it had been destroyed by the birds. I really didn't think anything about it. But the next day one of my geese was flopping around, unable to stand or hold his head up. He also cannot keep his eyes open. I have been giving him water but I have to hold his head for him. He will drink on his own if I do this. He also has NEON green diarrhea. I have quarantined him in his own box with litter. It has been over 48 hours and he is still alive, but doesn't seem to be moving any better.

    Does anyone have experience with this? I am worried about him not eating. Is there something I can feed him besides crumbles (he doesn't have interest)? I have read yogurt, apple cider vinegar and Vitamin E may help.

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