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Help Please - Sick Goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by RLasseter, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. RLasseter

    RLasseter Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sick goose that has been in my garden tub since Wednesday morning. I've been letting her take hot baths and watching her swim while I'm taking cold showers and getting ready for work!
    My observations of her illness are what I see before work (while it's still dark out), after work (when it's dark again), and full time on the weekends. I never leave home because I don't know anyone that would volunteer to take care of my animals... So they are the only vacation I get, and I wouldn't have it any other way:)

    **Let me start out with saying that we have no avian veterinarians in our area and my large animal vet that treats my horses only confused me more...

    Symptoms: she has been limping on her right leg for several weeks now, no interest in the other 3 geese, no appetite, drinking constantly, watery green poop, she keeps opening her mouth really wide and making a crunching sound when she closes her beak.

    Treatment so far: I've been giving her "vitamins & electrolytes with lacto bacillus", "VetRx", and just yesterday I mixed some Wazine 17 and put in one of her water containers thinking maybe it was worm related.

    So far the only thing that I can get her to eat is unsweetened almond milk, which she really seemed to enjoy.

    I've been reading way too much online and I bought several things on my way home yesterday just to be prepared - I WILL NOT BE GIVING ALL OF THESE TO HER JUST TO BE CLEAR- I just wanted to have them on hand and be prepared for what answers I may receive today.

    Medicine Cabinet:

    Duramycin-10 (Tetracycline hydrochloride soluble powder)
    Oxytetracycline HCI soluble powder (Broad spectrum antibiotic)
    Corid 20% soluble powder Coccidiostat (Amprolium)

    Wariness 17 (wormer that I'm already giving her)
    Vitamins & electrolytes and the VetRx (that I'm already giving her)

    I am about to look in her mouth and pray I don't stress her out too much, and Google what the heck a "vent" is and I'm going to check that too!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Her vent is what she poops and lays eggs out of. other end from mouth. I'm going to ask @casportpony for her help since she knows meds. Welcome to BYC What age is your goose? could she have gotten into any kind of toxin ?
     
  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    You said she was limping. Have you checked her foot and leg?
     
  4. RLasseter

    RLasseter Out Of The Brooder

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    She is 4 years old. She was housed with 3 other geese and they are showing no signs of illness. Her legs have no obvious lesions or abnormalities.
     
  5. RLasseter

    RLasseter Out Of The Brooder

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    Any suggestions on how to look in her mouth without giving her a heart attack?
     
  6. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Wrap a big towel around her wings and body. She is still going to be upset but this way you handle her. Be careful and don't let her bite you when you open her mouth. Do you have anybody to help you with this?
     
  7. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    I'm trying to contact @Miss Lydia
     
  8. RLasseter

    RLasseter Out Of The Brooder

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    She is very sweet and I don't think she will bite me. I don't have anyone to help so I'm going to try it myself. Thanks for the advice!

    Attempting it now...
     
  9. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Good luck I hope she doesn't mind to much.

    @caesargirl might be able to give you some advice also.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What did you see when looking in her mouth? Wazine will only kill round worms and if she has never been wormed this could be the cause. I am not a vet so can't say for sure. I sure was hoping @casportpony was on today.. I'll see if I can find some info.
     

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