Gosling Needs Help

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Luvs Ducks, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Luvs Ducks

    Luvs Ducks In the Brooder

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    I have a Saddle Back gosling in need of help. The poor thing was attacked in their pen three nights ago. We have been to the vet for stitches and antibiotics. My biggest problem is she doesn't want to eat. I'm force feeding her a little bit with a straw, so she's getting some food and she will drink water a few times throughout the day. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

    Also, she will sleep with her head on the floor, I've never seen any of my other ones do this. Any ideas on this? She seems so sad and it's like she's lost the will to live.[​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Did the vet mention tube feeding? can she have a buddy in with her? they do so much better if not alone.

    @casportpony is a good one to help with feeding.
     
  3. Luvs Ducks

    Luvs Ducks In the Brooder

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    unnamed.jpg Gosling.jpg This is how she sleeps.
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    He did not mention that. Her wounds didn't appear to be that bad, but she certainly isn't doing well. I will contact @casportpony for help with tube feeding. I also just uploading another picture of her sleeping on her head.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Aww Bless so precious.

    Tube feeding for support is a really good way to go and getting her a bud do you have other goslings that can keep her company.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Are you keeping her warm enough? Can you call the vet and talk to him about what you should do to keep her properly hydrated and fed? If she were mine I would tube feed, and I can teach you how, but I would feel better if you consulted with your vet first.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :hugs
     
  7. Luvs Ducks

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    I had her in with a buddy yesterday and she just laid in the corner and the other one wouldn't go lay beside her.
     
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  8. Luvs Ducks

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    I am picking up so anti inflammatory medicine from him today. Will definitely talk to him about that. Thank you. I will be in touch.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you take the gosling with you and have them give her some subcutaneous fluids if they think she needs them?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    They could also teach you how to tube feed.
     

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