Geese Attacked..... Bite wounds

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by krazynoklahoma, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. krazynoklahoma

    krazynoklahoma In the Brooder

    My geese were attacked by something and they both have bite wounds.. the wounds are not very big but they are still bite wounds. one goose is up and walking around but the other will not. They are both eating and drinking, but I've no idea what to do for them.

    Melissa in Oklahoma
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Can you get them somewhere quiet and try and get the wound cleaned and put some anti-biotic ointment on them. They should have some electrolytes in their water as well.
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    If they look like punctures it was probably a dog. Waterfowl are very resistant to infection, but I'd still treat with penecillin. 1 CC per day into the thigh would be a good place to start. Do the wounds need stitched up? Goose skin tends to tear when punctured I've noticed.

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