- Mar 24, 2017
I have a 19 year old gander that seems to be impacted. Upon the advice of some other goose owners, I gave them a bale of hay to entertain themselves for the winter and I'm afraid he may have eaten too much. He is keeping his head drawn back towards his back and his esophagus is quite large. Yesterday I gave him 10cc of mineral oil three times and withheld food and water. This morning, I put him into the tub to let him swim and drink and then offered watered down mashed peas, grit and water with electrolytes with probiotics. He is separated from his flock, which seems to be an issue because it is stressing him out and he doesn't seem interested in eating or drinking much, so I may bring in another to keep him company this afternoon. On top of all of this, he doesn't see well, so he has trouble finding food and water unless guided by the others. I did try massaging the crop area, but his feathers are so thick, it is difficult to feel much. He is now mostly pooping just liquid (as that is all he has taken), though he was pooping grainy, loose poops yesterday and normal the day before. I don't have a veterinarian super close that will see geese, but there is one an hour and a half away that I will call if no improvement soon. Has anyone seen anything like this or successfully dealt with it?