African Gosling - Leg Issues

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bchoats46, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. bchoats46

    bchoats46 New Egg

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    Today while cleaning out my ducklings/goslings tank, I noticed the female gosling walking very strangely. I've heard that improper beddings/flooring can mess with their legs but shes been in there for about two weeks and has been fine, so Im unsure if she was dropped or if flooring was the problem. I use pine shavings for the bedding and have never had a problem before so I am not sure what to do with her. Shes eating and drinking fine. Her legs are sort of facing outwards and where they attach to her body looks very knobby, like its poking up. We bought them march 25th, so Im unsure of the exact age.
    Could this happen from being dropped?
    What should I do for her legs?
    We are taking her to a vet tomorrow but Im not sure theyll know what to do with her.
    Ill try and post a picture tomorrow.
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Welcome to BYC...sorry your first post wasnt under better circumstances. It might be better to wait until a vet can see her - doing something to the leg before you know whats wrong could make things worse. If the hip was knobby on one side- I might guess that she had a injury- but if its both sides it is not so likely. See what the vets says - many dont often see waterfowl- so they may have no clue- but posting a photo on here when you are able will help others to work out with you what may be going on as well.
     
  3. bchoats46

    bchoats46 New Egg

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    Thanks and thanks for the reply! We are taking her to the vet today to see if there is anything they can do, hopefully they can. And I will post a picture as soon as I can.



    heres the photo, looks worse in person. She s the one on the right and the boy is on the left, both standing up, when she walks she really tilts to each side, looks kinda like she is bow-legged

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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011

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