Hurt goose, can't walk

Discussion in 'Geese' started by dmims8, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. dmims8

    dmims8 Hatching

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    My goose was attacked by a dog. The dog grabbed the goose around the middle and just held it. No violent shaking, I got water hose sprayed dog and he dropped goose which ran into a fence and then I picked him up. He is very tame and i have picked him up before. His back leg is sticking straight out and it will not move. His other leg will move but he can't stand. There are no visible signs of injury, no tooth marks or puncture wounds. I have kept him quite for the last couple of days with no change. He will eat and drink if i put food and water in front of him. i hope someone knows what might have happened. I can't have a paralized goose that needs constant care to survive.
     

  2. careyskinny

    careyskinny Hatching

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    Sounds like a broken leg. A visit to the vet would be best. He can do a quick xray and hopefully set his leg to begin proper healing.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    if you run a warm bath and put the goose in it can they use their legs? If the answer is no, a trip to the vet is a must at thispoint.
     
  4. dmims8

    dmims8 Hatching

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    He is eating well and the legs will move around a bit but he will not stand and does not swim when put in the water. Legs have no swelling or abnormalities. Not sure I have a vet that will look at this goose but will check and see. He seems to be in no pain at all. Very weird.
     
  5. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Songster

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    Maybe massaging it will well help?
     

  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    If the goose was grabbed around the middle it could have hit a nerve, which might be the reason your not seeing walking or swimming. I would keep doing water therapy though it will help take pressure off the legs and back and the warm water has a healing affect. maybe do some massage while in the water also.
     
  7. dmims8

    dmims8 Hatching

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    Thanks for all the emails but he died yesterday.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I am so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  9. squirrelbug

    squirrelbug In the Brooder

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    I am so sorry....

    Joanne
     

  10. RURU

    RURU Songster

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    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     

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