Goose has swelling on chin

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  1. picalowpiepi

    picalowpiepi Out Of The Brooder

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    My goose was fine this morning, and ate a bunch of feed. but later I noticed a small bump on his chin. I figured there was something stuck there so I gave him some romaine to claw it all down. It got worse as time progressed, now it's like a small dewlap. It seemed very squishy like it's full of water. I'm pretty sure there's food lodged in there, because I pressed it, and there was only wheezing, (no head shaking and swallowing) because I closed off the airways. So im sure its swollen flesh. What should I do? 1497844756959.jpg 1497844753158.jpg 1497844751020.jpg
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Might be a good idea to take it to a vet.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Did you try looking inside the bill? once a person saw swelling under her gooses chin and there was a stick lodged there. Could also be an abscess. Not something to play around with.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I just found a condition in geese and swans called "sublingual food entrapment". If it is this condition it really would be best to have a vet look at it.
     
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    Impacted under their tongue?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Yeah. The book that I just bought shows a bad case where they had to do surgery. So my suggestion is the same as yours... open mouth and check for sticks, food, grass, etc.
     
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    Wow I hope the OP found out what the cause was and lets us know

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