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Female goose with enlarged backside

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gooseluv54, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. gooseluv54

    gooseluv54 Hatching

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    My 10 year old goose, Momo, has been sick for a few months now. Her backside has gotten quite large in the past couple months and it's hard for her to move around the yard. She developed a sore on the bottom part where it touches the ground but it has scabbed and partially healed since. She doesn't move around much because it's so difficult so I carry her across the yard and put her into the pool daily. She eats and drinks a healthy amount. About 2 inches around her cloaca is bald. Where her tail feather meets her back there is a small tumor type mound and the feathers don't grow on it, it's about the size of the pad of my thumb. She's my little baby and it would mean the world to me if anyone knows what's wrong with her and what I can do to help her
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    I don't know anything about geese but, am wondering if she is retaining fluid - which has made her backside enlarged and also about the tumor - which may be larger internally than what appears on the outside.

    Is there any chance you would take her to a vet for a consultation of what your options would be?

    I don't know if 10 human years is a lot in goose years, or if she is considered elderly.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry your goose is sick. I'm a chicken person and don't know anything about geese, but you have been given some good advice by drumstick diva, and some good links by TwoCrows. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your goose recovers. Good luck.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your goose not doing well, you've gotten some good suggestions/ links above, hope your goose recovers.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I'm so sorry about your bird!![​IMG]
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I'm so sorry to hear about your goose. TwoCrows pointed you in the right direction to get good advice. I hope there is something you can do to help the poor thing. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!


    I'm sorry about your goose! [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your goose!
     

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