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Goose injured foot

Discussion in 'Geese' started by antheat, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. antheat

    antheat Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my goslings has ripped the webbing on its foot. Its limping, quite badly so I washed the foot and have it separate. It has food and water - should I use Pen-G around the affected area?

    thanks

    Anthea
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Geese are very resistant to infection. But for sure you need to separate it in a cage or small run where you can keep it out of hte mud.

    If you give it Pen-G, give it 1 cc in the thigh of the leg which is injured.
     
  3. antheat

    antheat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! How many days do I need to use the Pen-G?

    Anthea
     
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    How big is the gosling? I myself wouldn't use the Pen. If you keep the gosling in a clean (relatively speaking here) area, the webbing will heal on its own.

    As greyfields said, they are very resistant to infection.
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Pen-G is long acting. I would give it twice two days apart then monitor. It really can't hurt and the webbing of the foot is probably the most prone place to infection on a goose. As mentioned they are veyr resiliant... but I've treated about 4 bumble foots already this year.
     

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