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Injured Goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by SpunksMom, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. SpunksMom

    SpunksMom Just Hatched

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    Ok, I'm new to this, but I'm desperate for an answer! A couple of nights ago my grey chinese goose was attacked by a dog. She has a couple of really deep punctures and I'm really worried about infection. I can hear her heart beating when I'm close to her and I'm afraid she's already got an infection. No vets around me will help. Need to know if there is a way to get her on some antibiotics. I've sprayed the wound with blukote. She isn't interested in eating, and not sure she is drinking either.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Though I am sorry it is not on a happier note. I have never raised geese, but I have had quite a few ducks and chickens attacked my various animals, including dogs. Make sure you find all the wounds, sometimes wounds will hide down in all those feathers, keep them clean, I used Silver Sulfadiazine cream, it works great, ask your vet if he will sell you any, even if he will not work on the bird itself. Put a towel over the crate that the goose is in to be sure that flies cannot get to it and maggots end up in the wounds. Good luck and I hope this helps!
     
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  3. gooselove

    gooselove Out Of The Brooder

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    Try checking with your local feed store-sometimes there are very knowledgeable people that work there and they can advise an antibiotic as you can still buy certain antibiotics at the feed store

    I'm pretty sure you can use Vetericyn Wound Care on geese-it's a good all purpose spray that is really works well. You can look it up online

    Please keep us posted on your goose
     
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  4. gooselove

    gooselove Out Of The Brooder

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    Before giving any antibiotic not prescribed by a veterinarian, check on Poultrypedia to be sure it can be given to geese!!
     
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  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 on the Vetericyn. Used it on a pullet's large wound and she completely recovered. I'd use it on myself!
     
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  6. SpunksMom

    SpunksMom Just Hatched

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    Thank you, might have to pick up some Vetericyn tomorrow. I've applied more blukote though and not sure if I should add anything else. I'm afraid to bathe her since she has the deep puncture. She has drank today, which hopefully is a good sign.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @SpunksMom How is your goose doing now?
     
  8. SpunksMom

    SpunksMom Just Hatched

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    She's doing great! She's rejoined the flock outside during the day! She was one happy goose when she got to go back out! :)
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That's great news. Thanks so much for updating.. We love a happy update..
     
  10. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome news!! Glad to hear it. [​IMG]
     

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