Geese and MG?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by gamefowl guy, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. gamefowl guy

    gamefowl guy Out Of The Brooder

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    Are geese susceptible to MG? I have a friend who's chickens are showing symptoms, he is getting one autopsied soon, but I told him I would ask all you if geese are susceptible (he has 2). They are penned separately from the chickens, the geese nighttime coop is about ten-fifteen feet upwind from the chicken pen, their daytime pen is about twenty feet farther away. The only things the geese and chickens share is the feed and feed scoops, and of course he wears the same clothes/boots but he does the geese first everyday. Anyway, can they get MG (Chronic respiratory disease, Mycoplasma gallisepticum) Thanks, from him.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I looked in my Book of Geese by Dave Holerread and it isn't listed. so they must not be able to catch it.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If your friend is getting an autopsy done, he can ask the vet at that time.

    Geese don't get nearly as many diseases as chickens, but I would be extremely cautious about it and very careful with sanitation.

    If you do some google research on the name of the disease, you can probably find a list of animals that can catch it.
     
  4. gamefowl guy

    gamefowl guy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll let him know all this. In the meantime I found out that geese can carry MG (as in they might not show symptoms but if infected they do carry it chronically). He is waiting for a necropsy report, lets [​IMG] for him
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Wow I am so surprised that The book of geese didn't mention it, all i saw was Aspergillos[sp] sorry .


     
  6. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because MG is generally not an issue for geese, as in their health is generally good regardless.

    Also, a majority of US non-commercial flocks carry mg.
     

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