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Hurt Goose any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by madgoosefarm, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. madgoosefarm

    madgoosefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I've got a a 2 yr old Embden goose that just came up lame 2 nights ago. Her back left leg is hurt, she just sits in her shallow pool and wasn't interested in a bread treat tonight. When she stands, she extends that hurt leg out behind her. I just love "Dot" and have her penned up with her mate where I'm keeping my juvenile EE's. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    Have you picked her up to see if she has a cut or something When my goose went lame she had cut her foot and was holding it up. i cleaned it off and kept putting neosporin on it until it healed. Until you check you wont know whats up with her.
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Have you been able to examine her leg to look for injury, a thorn or hook in her foot pad? Start at her toes and work your way up to the top of the thigh. See if you feel any hotspots, scabs, holes. Part the feathers and look good.
    Let us know what you find if anything and take good clear pics if you can.

    Good luck and Welcome!
     
  4. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    I recommend bracing the leg if its broken. You should check for thorns or cuts on her foot while you have a hold of her.
     
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  5. madgoosefarm

    madgoosefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I've checked her out and can't see any specific wound, I was thinking it was way up in the joint. She walks, but moves very tenderly on that leg. I think she might have gotten in my young colt's stall and he might have kicked or stepped on her. I've heard that water fowl veterinarian care is hard to find.
     
  6. madgoosefarm

    madgoosefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    :)Just an update on Dot, she was out of her pool this morning and moving around a little better, I think just keeping her a little confined is what she needed, because my 6 geese just freely wander all over our 2 1/2 acres all day, and swimming in their various large pools. I didn't want her trying to keep up with the other geesers!
     
  7. waterfowlrescue

    waterfowlrescue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you been able to examine her leg to look for injury, a thorn or hook in her foot pad? Start at her toes and work your way up to the top of the thigh. See if you feel any hotspots, scabs, holes.

    this is good advice but also feel both legs at the same time and look for differences. If one leg has a lump or soemthing you may find the source of their problems. If they are bearing weight but just limping somewhat it may be a sprain of some kind. When they cant bear weight is when I would really worry that you have a broken bone.

    I find a black dot on a pekins leg the other day and picked at it and a 1/2 long thorn came out. He had just started limping too. He healed right up after that.

    I always crate birds when they are having leg troubles. Sometimes just a day or two of rest is all the need. Their legs when in a normal sitting position provides a natural split as well.​
     

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