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Gosling emergency!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by shawnellabella, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just saw the feed I got doesn't have niacin but we have Brewers yeast and got the right feed and niacin tablets today
    He has some niacin and Gatorade in his water and isn't eating much
    He has
    Green diarrhea poop or white poop
    Weak neck
    Legs are spread like spraddle leg
    Can't walk
    Screams when he tries to move
    Heavy breathing
    His veins are showing around his nose too
    Can sit up on his knees occasionally
    He tries to peep sometimes but nothing comes out
    Trembling
    Seems too hot but when I open the window it doesn't do much
    He is a month or two old

    What more can I do for him???!!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This sounds more serious than just a niacin deficiency. Could he have gotten into something toxic? What feed was he on?
     
  3. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    Botulism is a possibility. Need to flush him.
     
  4. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was on an all purpose, he is supervised 85% of the time, the other 15% is spent in the brooder which is cleaned daily along with his water, because I don't like him unsupervised or around paint and such when I'm working as a farm hand; also he is eating more now and made a solid poop
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I agree with the above poster about trying to flush him. You should be able to find charcoal supplements at at local health store. I think many grocery stores carry them as well.
     
  6. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't gotten any Charcoal yet, how much would I give him and what dose, also he is almost himself today but is walking backwards on his knees whenever he tries to get up, one leg appears weaker than the other but he is making progress
     
  7. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    Search Google on the dosage of molasses as an avian laxative.
     
  8. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave him some, hE apPears to bE becoming bow legged
     
  9. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    For now legging his niacin intake will need to be increased with additional exercise.
     

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