Do geese get worms?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by kuntrygirl, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I read a lot about chickens getting worms but have not read much about geese getting worms. Do geese get worms? If so, should a wormer be used, what kind and how often? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Geese can get worms but it is fairly rare. I won't worm him unless he is showing definite signs of worms. I have no ideal of the product or the dosage since I never felt the need to worm my geese.
  3. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2010
    Crescent City, FL
    I haven't wormed my geese yet. I read on a vet advice site that you DO NOT worm geese unless you see worms in their fecal matter. worming solutions can actually kill young goslings. I am, however, not an expert on geese but I won't be worming unless I know that there is a problem.
  4. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    I rescued a goose a couple months ago. She was very undernourished, and took her to the vet for a health check. She looked terrible, but her fecal sample was clean. I've heard geese can get worms, and I'd have thought the way she looked she had something!

    Their body temps are very high, naturally, and this prevents a lot of parasites from finding a home in them. So if they have a reasonably clean environment, a reasonable diet and mostly fresh water, they probably won't get parasites at all, not like chickens and turkeys.
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Their diet helps. they mostly eat plants that do not tend to carry worms and parasites like insects do.

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