Blindness

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sharquick, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. sharquick

    sharquick New Egg

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    I am wondering if anyone knows why a goose would suddenly go blind. She was fine this morning when i left the pen and now she is not able to see. She isnt injured everything has been normal. I am concerned because she lost her mate six months ago to genetic issues. She was purchased from ghe same breeder.
     
  2. sharquick

    sharquick New Egg

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    Sadly my moonshadow passed away. The vet said she had a seizure and there was nothing that could be done.
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss here is a link i found causing blindness in poultry


    Here are some of the causes that poultry can go blind:
    • Crested birds such as the Poland can have feathers grow into the eye.
    • Some types of Marek’s disease can cause the eye to go grey and the bird becomes partially or completely blind.
    • Ammonia levels caused by droppings left in the coop with insufficient ventilation can cause the cornea in the eye to become damaged. It will not usually recover, even if the conditions are changed. Ammonia is easy to smell, put your head inside the coop first thing in the morning and ensure you cannot smell it. Adequate ventilation and cleaning and ensuring the birds are not overcrowded will prevent this problem.
    • Scratches and physical trauma to the eye.
    • Respiratory infections in the upper respiratory tract – Sinusitis and Mycoplasma Gallisepticum can cause a secondary infection to affect the eye. Puss can ‘stick’ the eye lids together causing temporary blindness.
     

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