HELP!!! Anything I can do for gosling with pneumonia TONIGHT??!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moenmitz, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my poor little goslings is sick-can't hold his head up even, not eating or drinking. I found him out in the rain in the mud late this afternoon. It was 80 degrees here, and everybody seemed to have a ball playing in the mud puddles and light showers, so I didn't lock them up. Everybody else seemed to know when to go inside their house and dry off, but this little fellow, for whatever reason, didn't. I brought him in right away, rubbed him dry and put him under a heat lamp. Seemed to perk up for a bit. Now he is coughing and gurgly soudnign though, really weak. I used a dropper to get a little water in him, but I don't know what else I can do tonight. If he makes it till morning, I can maybe get ahold of a vet- we are flooded terrible here and alot of the roads and businesses are closed. I know antibiotics are the answer, but since i have none, is there anything else that could help him hold on until morning? BTW, he is 4 weeks old tomorrow.
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Do you have Poly-Vi-Sol?? Electrolytes?? They may help a little. AND maybe prop him upright with a couple rolled dry washcloths??
     
  3. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Gatorade? Would that help?
     
  4. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have V-eight juice...if that would do any good...
     
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  5. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] He just died, poor little fella. Thanks anyway.
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, I'm so sorry....I need to get some antibiotics to have on hand just for instances like this. It seems they always happen when you can't get a vet or to the feed store! :aww
     

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