Goose with infected eye ?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Eringm, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Eringm

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    So yesterday when I was meeting my geese out I noticed my ganders eye was slightly swollen, I don't know how this occurred but today when I was letting them out his was fully shut and I was wondering what I should do. I don't have the money to be bringing it to a vet...any suggestion, the other eye is fine however there looks like there's a small lump on the head of the goose were the bad eye is.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Eringm

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    "Letting my geese out"
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Eringm Any other symptoms like drainage from nares or unusual breathing? Need to rule out sinus infections. But maybe he poked it on something which what you need to do is put out 1 bucket of water with Apple cider vinegar in it 1 Tab to 1 gallon of water this will give him something to wash his head in and acv can help kill some bacteria if infection. Yo also need to head to the feed store if you don't have any Terramycin eye ointment or Veterycin spray for wounds and infections. Your going to have to let him clean his eyes out real good then examine what is going on in the eye. I hold my gander between my legs while I am standing face him away from me hold onto his neck but if you hold him tight you can probably use both hands to check his eye out. You def want to treat this asap.
    My gander put a hole in his bill a few years ago and i used the ACV in water and it healed up fine but being this is an eye injury maybe You need to do more on top of the ACV.
    You can also use a saline wash to clean out his eye, 1/4 tea salt to 8oz warm water mix well and rinse out the eye
    Keep us updated especially after you have looked in the eye.
     
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  4. Eringm

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    Hey, I cleaned out his eye with the saline solution you mentioned. I used tissue and wiped round the area, his eye opened a small but which is good. How many times a day should I do it for ? And how long ?....should I allow him to swim in the pool ? It's just that I wouldn't won't dirty water getting in its eye...even though I wash out the pool everyday and fill it up with fresh water.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Did you get a look at the eye itself? what does it look like? I'd clean out the eye a couple times a day the last time right before closing them up for the night and maybe remove water and feed over night so he doesn't wash it off. I'd still get some ointment or the spray his eye looks pretty bad. Just use the 8Oz of salt water to rinse 2-3X a day. Till healed.

    You cold let them go with out the pool just for today to see how his eye looks by evening.
     
  6. Eringm

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    The eye itself looks fine it's just that's it's closed over and he can't open it
     

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