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Antibotics for baby goose?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DixieDame67, May 11, 2009.

  1. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still doctoring the abandoned baby goose (Canadian Goose) , I have been daily filling up bathtub and letting it swim , the bad leg i have spoke of in previous post, appears to be bigger at the joint than the other leg ...swimming it LOVES and im hoping that is helping with exercising bad leg, not sure if it was stepped on, got it hung somewhere , never the less i guess mom abandoned it, Question is, should i give it antibotics? what about asprin for the swelling....sorry to ask so many questions i just don't know anything about Goslings, and its so hearty to eat, drink, it's taken up with a banty cochin Roo i think he thinks hes the goslings mother, I have Terramycin but it says NOTHING about Geese....anyone have any other ideas of what i can do to help this sweet lil G???


    Dixie
     
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    I would avoid antibiotics unless you see obvious infection in the wound, since antibiotics can lead to fungal infections.

    If the gosling is able to use the leg and does not appear to be in serious pain I would also hold off on the aspirin.

    It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job. Maybe some goose people will chime in.
     
  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Thanks for the update! I have been searching for your thread and I had lost it and was wondering about the lil guy! You should post a pic of him swimming in the tub, I bet he's SUPER cute! good luck with him, sorry I can't answer your question, but I hope he does well! [​IMG]
     
  4. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here ya go Iowa, more i watch Lil G swim, it looks like a club foot to me , but still yet, he/she is thriving, just adorable ....

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    i know bad photo my cell phone , digital camera will NOT upload to this laptop....*sigh*
     
  5. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Aww how sweet! What does it mean if he has club foot? Is that real bad? [​IMG] I hope not! Meanwhile, you're doing a wonderful job- looks like he [​IMG] 's his tub time!

    [​IMG] Best of luck and thanks for trying! You rock!
     

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