Help needed to get my Emben (Abigail) on her feet

Discussion in 'Geese' started by gazw66, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. gazw66

    gazw66 New Egg

    Dec 22, 2012
    Lancashire United Kingdom
    Hi there everyone I am the proud dad of Abigail gabble Winfield a beautiful 2 year old female ebden who I have had from a day old chick . On Tuesday 11th December when letting her and her friends out of their night enclosure we noticed a dropped wing . I am fortunate to have a great vet and booking her in and on examination we discover she had broken her right wing 1cm down from her shoulder and the fracture had punctured the skin . Initially putting her down was mentioned but I said she doesn't need to fly so can we amputate if we can't save it . So the amputation took place and I collected her later the same evening . Remarkably she was standing and feeding the next morning and that was the same with the wound healing nicely until the Friday. When I let her out of the of her hospital cage she didn't move and a week later she still can't get up . We have been exercising her in the bath and whilst in water she uses both legs but can not stand on the right leg at all . We have been back to the vets and their is no sign of a fracture or dislocation of joints so it can only be assumed that it is a muscle problem . Now she is not moving she has also almost stopped eating I have tried most things but with no success . I am looking for any suggestions on getting her to eat please ( getting her back on her legs I know could be a bit of a marathon and I am prepared for that but only if we get her to eat first ......regards gazw66
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Hi Gaz....... just read your PM...........sent you a bunch of thoughts please let me know if they help or you have more questions.

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