Gander losing weight, pale beak

Goosebaby

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I’m reposting here at the suggestion of others.

My 7 year old gander has a pale beak and is losing weight.
He is a French Toulouse.
His apatite seems fine, he’s eating a lot
his food is digested, no whole bits passing through.
No blood in his droppings
Droppings are brown and a little watery.
I have 7 geese and 4 ducks total, only Parsnip is expieriencing this.

He’s on a diet of mixed grains, corn, wheat, barley, millet, milo.
He gets access to pasture grass most of the day but isn’t much interested in grazing compared to his grain.

Parsnip has had no prior health issues but lost his brother a year ago, I tried pairing him with two females but he was uninterested in them and instead wanted to be with his dad Leo. Leo was hostile until about two months ago and then they decided to be friends.
So basically Parsnip has been stressed most of the year until now, he’s now happy and relaxed living with Leo, but he has these health issues.

Does anyone know what might be going on with him?

A vet isn’t an option at the moment, “can’t afford it just now.”

I fed him a dose of nutri-drench last night.
 
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Goosebaby

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@Miss Lydia thank you for replying, casportpony has been helping me out on my previous post, I actually have never wormed my geese, could that be a possible cause? I’m in the foothills of Northern California and so far he’s had one dose of the nutridrench so I’ll hold off on any more of it.
His dad isn’t bullying him from what I can see, I actually think Parsnip is the more dominant of the two, I only put them together around the end of October.
Parsnip lost his brother to renal failure from battling asper/ complications from his meds a year ago, I tried pairing him with two new girls I got just for him but he hasn’t quite clicked with them and he kept obsessively stressing about trying to get to Leo for months but they would just end up fighting, and it got nasty. I think he really just wanted that bond he had with Thor and Leo was the closest he could come to it when they weren’t fighting.
I ended up removing Parsnip’s sister Friday who was in with Leo and now Leo and Parsnip are two peas in a pod, I think she was starting drama between the two. Parsnip seems relaxed and happy with Leo now.
 
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Miss Lydia

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Talk to @casportpony about worming since she is more familiar with where you live and how prevalent they may be there. I am just tossing things out to see if anything clicks. I have a 12 yr old gander. I am glad Leo and Parsnip have bonded but you still have breeding season to go through next year then you may have to give your boys a female each. I would continue with the Nutri drench unless casportpony says other wise it’s really a good way to get some extra things in him that may help for now. Immune support.
 

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