Egg bound goose, no avian vet can see her today!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kim65, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm gonna do what I can myself [​IMG] I think I caught it pretty early, not sure. She couldn't get herself walking this morning, kept slumping to the ground. She sleeps inside at night, and seemed fine yesterday.

    She's been laying GINORMOUS eggs, two or three by now. And her belly feels a bit swollen, and her vent is a little extruded and dry.

    There are three avian vets around me and none can see her today!!

    I haven't gone to do the reading yet, but now I will. I just want to get this out there for anyone with experience, lead me to the threads on this, whatever you can do. If all you can do is pray I figure this out and pull her through I sure appreciate that too [​IMG]

    She's a three year old Embden named Lilly. I rescued her last June, and she's been the sweetest pet. Thank you in advance for your help to get us through this!

    She's floating in a warm bath right now. My first idea is to oil up my fingers and see if I can feel an egg in here.

    What antibiotics would be the best to prevent or treat peritonitis?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have a goose, but a gander, the reason I'm answering you is because when I had to get antibiotics for him because of fighting and injuring his wing, the vet said that ducks and geese are very sensitive to meds and to be very careful what you give them, That being said I think I'd wait till you've seen the vet or at least talked to one. I hope the warm soak helps and she lays the egg. Did you put vaseline or olive oil around and just inside her vent. Will keep you both in my thoughts today. Keep us updated. I can't remember what the antibiotic was that I got for him it was about 21/2 yrs ago.
     
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  3. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, I've got vegetable oil in her vent. Put my finger up past the first knuckles and can't feel anything in particular.
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've also read on BYC to be careful when checking for the egg inside , evidently it could break and cause more serious problems. Does she keep pushing like she has an egg inside?
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Also read to put her in a quiet place with a heating pad under towels and just let her set on them to help her relax. I have never had to deal with this just passing on things I've read on here.
     
  6. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put her on a heating pad on the couch. She seems very tired, and I didn't want her to fall asleep in the bath. She sat in it for a good hour. Thank you Lydia, very much.

    I am an RN an put my finger up people's rear ends now and then . . . feels about the same as a goose rear end [​IMG] but I know how fragile those tissues are. I didn't feel anything, not even an egg when I palpated her belly. It doesn't seem too swollen or anything.

    Does anyone know if geese lay shell-less eggs?
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have 7 Muscovy ducks and I've never seen a shell- less egg from them just my chickens. Did you post in the goose thread to see if anyone can help. I sure wish I could help more, I have a book by Dave Holderread on geese I'll see if I can find out anything that could help.... theres a section that talks about thin or soft-shelled but I don't see anything about shell-less. Also nothing about egg bound either. Sorry..[​IMG]
     
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  8. 3dogs

    3dogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was the antibiotic Baytril? That was given to my goose by a vet a few years ago. Sorry, can't help with the possible eggbound bird.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I wish I could remember, just too long ago,..[​IMG] hows she doing kim?
     
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  10. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just sitting here on the couch. Won't drink water, so I can tell she feels pretty bad. I gave her a goose dose of Metacam I got for her limp last year. I gave her a crushed Tums for calcium. I pulled up a couple of cc's of veg oil and gently gave her a bit of an oil enema so I could get a little bit farther up there with my finger.

    I don't feel a hard egg at all. I feel a kind of round squooshy thing, firm with a bit of give. I couldn't distinguish it from a shell-less egg or some internal organ I do not need to be poking at.

    She's had no poops either, which is very unusual for a goose [​IMG]

    Managed to get an appointment for tomorrow at 4pm. By then I'm afraid it will be too late. It could be too late now, birds don't go down until they are very sick [​IMG]

    I'm gonna get some fluids in her, a shot of Penicillin just in case. Poor Lilly girl [​IMG] She is such a sweet goose, and it's so hard to watch her not feel good and not be able to just fix it.
     

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