Injured Goose

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' 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. My grey Chinese goose was attacked by a dog a couple nights ago, and has some deep punctures. I put blukote on the wounds, but I'm afraid she has an infection. I can hear her heart beating when standing next to her and she doesn't seem interested in food or water. Is there a safe antibiotic I can get her on? No vets around me will help.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If the puncture wounds have developed an abscess, the best thing to do would be to open them up with a little peroxide (use only this once since it can prevent healing) and some QTips. If you get them open, try to drain them by squeezing. Use some Vetericyn or 10% betadine into the wounds. Antibiotics for animals will only be available without a prescription for the next few months, but you may be able to purchase Procaine Penicillin G injectable in the refrigerated medicines of your feed store. Dosage is 1/4 ml injected 1/4 inch deep into the breast muscle once daily for 4 days, and you will need a few 20 gauge needles and 3 cc syringes. Clavamox, amoxicillin, or cephalosporin are some other oral antibiotics that might work, but you will need to contact your vet. I see that you have already posted on the geese forum as well.
     

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