Is this wry neck in goose?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pammmely, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. pammmely

    pammmely In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    Chino Valley, AZ
    This is Amelia, my sebastopol gosling. She is almost 4 months old, is 1/3 the size of her clutch mates and doesn't have any feathers yet, not to mention her neck is all crooked. Anyone seen this before? A[​IMG]ll the wry neck pics I have seen go down, not sideways like this...
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Probably. But i can't find any posts on wry neck in geese. Wry neck is usually a result of injury to the head, from a vitamin deficiency, or from a disease such as Mareks diease. I would get her on some vitamins, especially all B's E, and if you can find E that has selenium in it, that would be good. You can buy selenium by itself, but you have to be careful not to overdose them. Here is a good source for info (be sure to note the add in the vitamin part for Vit. E with selenium):
  3. quackenboss

    quackenboss Chirping

    May 24, 2016
    Huntsville, Texas
    Pammmely, I’m reviving this thread because your gosling looks just like my baby.

    This is Casper. He is 3 1/2 weeks old, and developed a crooked neck 2 or 3 days after hatch. I believe he is very small for his age, he still has yellow down, and his eyes look sick. He can eat and walk, but stumbles a lot. His bill and legs are very pale and I can see veins in his feet.

    He had a difficult hatch; he was a day or so late and I had to intervene to get him out. His shell was still full of blood vessels and although his yolk was fully absorbed, by the time I got him out, there was a fair amount of blood in the shell and he was very weak. He wouldn’t eat the regular mash I give babies so I fed him Kay Tee Exact for Baby Birds for the next week just to keep him alive. I’m wondering if there is something essential to geese that the Kay Tee doesn’t supply.

    I have been giving Casper the wry neck regimen of prednisone, vit E and B-complex, and selenium for two weeks without improvement. He can stretch his neck out but won’t keep it that way. BTW, he does not stay in this brooder all day. In fact, he makes regular (walking) trips to the duck pen to see his buddy Tiny, he stays in a dog crate in the living room in the evening, and he sleeps in a cat carrier by my bedside at night, although that’s going to have to change soon because his poop output is becoming unmanageable.

    He is the product of either a father-daughter or brother-sister mating. The mother is 1/2 Chinese & 1/2 African. Her brother is the same parentage and her father is pure Chinese.

    So, I guess what I’m asking is, how did it turn out with Amelia? Casper isn’t the prettiest gosling in the world but I’ve gotten very fond of him. He follows me around like a puppy.

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