Keel Trouble/Impacted Crop

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Dwen, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone ever heard of/encountered a swollen or enlarged keel on a goose? My oldest goose, Mel, just recovered from food poisoning a couple weeks ago, but now she is back in the corner, wouldn't come out of the house today, and is hardly eating. I picked her up to carry her out and noticed her keel is enlarged and heavy. I handle my geese often enough to know what they should feel like or weigh, and this wasn't normal. I can't find any clues online or in the textbooks, so I'm hoping someone on here knows what's up.
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  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Looks like she might be bloated
     
  3. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    How old is she? I had this before as well with my 15 year old embden unfortunately it did not end well
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I remember that the vet said that the goose was not digesting the food fast enough and is common in old heavy breeds of geese, advice is feed her a little less and give her warm water to drink and it is important to message it from now and then.
     
  5. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Massage *
     
  6. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hatched in 2012, so not that old. Thanks for the lead, I'll research bloating and see what helps.
     
  7. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Oh well that's actually young which is not a good thing and is probably infected. Keep us updated!
     
  8. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went down to shut them up and felt her keel carefully. It's hard. I've emailed my avian vet to see what she says. This is the second time Mel has been sick this winter. Last month it was some kind of food poisoning.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Let us know what the vet thinks. That is dif not normal
     
  10. servpolice

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    I think that the food poisoning might be related to this since it wasn't long since she was last sick.
     

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