Is my goose not getting better.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by GooseyMcGee, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. GooseyMcGee

    GooseyMcGee Out Of The Brooder

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    she got caught in some fishing line. Nasty wounds under wind, she's limping. Today, I'm not sure how she's doing. She's still not moving much and her bill is light and discolored. However, she did lay an egg last night. Will she be okay?
     
  2. igotgoosed

    igotgoosed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birds have a crappy immune system. Over the summer a neighbor's dog got a hold of Lucinda, my goose, and tore open a few places on her before I got her away from it. I took her to the vet who cleaned out the wound thoroughly and prescribed an anitbiotic to be given for 10 days. I was also instructed to wash it out with clean running water (like from the sink or hose) twice a day.

    I would make a quick trip to the vet. Light/discolored bill...not a sign of her getting better.
     
  3. GooseyMcGee

    GooseyMcGee Out Of The Brooder

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    Did they charge you a lot of money?
     
  4. igotgoosed

    igotgoosed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it ended up being $65, and that was for the visit, for them to pluck the feathers and clean out the wounds, and also for the antibiotics. They were actually excited to have a goose come in. They don't get many geese lol. They do farm and exotics, but nobody really brings in geese to the office.
     
  5. igotgoosed

    igotgoosed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she doing?
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can get her into a vet who is familiar with waterfowl, that would be good. She could probably use some antibiotics and pain meds. My vet always prescribes metacam for any injured duck or goose. She said chickens are pretty tough, but ducks and geese are very sensitive to pain. Hope she gets better soon.
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    She may do well on baytril also.

    Setting birds will lose the color in their legs and bills. Has she been trying to set?
     
  8. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baytril is a high-powered antibiotic that is not for use in poultry. One should not ask a vet for this drug, and one should not use it in geese, ducks, or chickens.
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    My veterinarian has prescribed baytril for my birds many times. It is also widely recommended by poultry experts such as Peter Brown, "The Chicken Dr.", and available on many poultry supply websites.

    Are you a veterinarian?
     
  10. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    My vet is an avian expert and has chickens and waterfowl herself. She regularly prescribes Baytril for our chickens, ducks, and geese when it is needed. My birds have suffered no ill effects and it is very helpful in clearing up most infections..
     

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