female buff goose

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so last night when i put my buff geese away they were fine this morning the one is limping on the right leg and wings are really messed up this morning can anyone help me
 

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this is what the goose looks like up close the videos won’t let me upload to youtube so idk
Looks like something attacked her did you look for wounds
it almost seems like a balancing problem i’ve found her on her back everytime i turn my back she’s drinking a lot but there’s an issue
 

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Apr 25, 2019
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this is what the goose looks like up close the videos won’t let me upload to youtube so idk

it almost seems like a balancing problem i’ve found her on her back everytime i turn my back she’s drinking a lot but there’s an issue
i got a video uploaded and this is what it looks like when she moves around
 

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Is a vet an option? Any chance of eating something toxic or metal? Bless her heart something serious going on there.
i don’t have any bird vets near me, i’m worried about her, she’s drinking a lot but eating very little
 

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This looks neurological.

This could be lead or zinc poisoning, other possibilities could be botulism or Newcastle disease. Newcastle is rare in geese and if they do get it, they tend to have mild symptoms, but Newcastle does cause neurological issues.

Trauma to the brain or a stroke are another possibility. I had a gander that suffered a stroke after being grabbed by a dog, he had completly different symptoms to this but brain damage is a tricky thing that manifests in different ways according to the location of the injury. Only time can tell if they’re able to recover, they can with proper care and time in many cases.

Her symptoms are critical, this looks a lot like severe heavy metal poisoning “lead or zinc.” It causes their digestive system to slow down and become constipated while causing neurological issues.
You can give her activated charcoal and peanut butter to try and flush her system, make sure she gets lots of fluids with that though, and she should only be eating watery foods like fruit, berries, melon, or watery mash so that she has a better chance of passing any food or objects she may have swallowed.

Unfortunatly metal toxicity causes organ damage and can be difficult to treat. It can stay in the bloodstream for a long time so typical treatment is to give injections of a chelating agent once or twice a week for several weeks along with possible surgery to remove metal if it doesn’t leave her system naturally. Zinc leaves the system more easily than lead so it has a better prognosis.

Botulism can be treated if it’s treated immediately. Botulism is usually lethal in a short amount of time so I’m leaning away from this being the cause as she’s still alive, I am not a vet though so I may be wrong.

I know this is a lot to take in and I’m so sorry for you and your goose. I hope she pulls through.
 

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