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Embden Gander Hit by Car, PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Geese' started by LittleLakesFarm, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. LittleLakesFarm

    LittleLakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2013
    My Embden gander (Clarence) was hit by a car 2 weeks ago. He hasn't been able to walk since. His "good" leg seems okay-ish but he can't walk on it either. I think he put his weight on it and strained it as well (as the other leg that was hit does not work at all). The bad leg is swollen badly at the ankle and he acts like he can't use it at all. It is floppy but warm to the touch. He has been to the vet 3 times. They say it is not broken. They give him pain killer with anti inflammatory and antibiotics and say to give it time and bring him back in a few days (every time). He has been for swims in the pond but hardly uses his bad leg at all. He just goes over and sits on the side area and rests. He sits in the same spot all day (on land) and isn't hardly eating at all. I am worried sick. I feel like he should be healing or making some sort of improvements by now (it has been 2 weeks) but he is not. He can flop himself with his wings about 4 feet but that is it and he only does that once a day. Does anyone have any suggestions that I can do to help? Please tell me he is going to be okay [​IMG]. He is only 4 years old.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016
  2. LittleLakesFarm

    LittleLakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2013

    Sadly my boy Clarence gave up and passed away. [​IMG] He is missed every day.
  3. gooselove

    gooselove Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2016
    Coquille, Oregon
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our geese are family members and when we lose one, it creates a terrible void. I know you will miss him, but you did what you could by taking him to the vet and keeping him comfortable. I hope you have other geese that will help you deal with the loss of Clarence-he looked like a very sweet gander.
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  4. LittleLakesFarm

    LittleLakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2013
    Thank you so much.
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
    1 person likes this.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Oh I am so sorry to hear that. I wonder if he may have also had some internal injuries.
    1 person likes this.
  7. Strickrhonda

    Strickrhonda Just Hatched

    Sep 20, 2016
    South Georgia
    I'm so sorry!

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