Hello Chickensoiux. I have an older goose, Francie, and the vet prescribed metacam for her arthritis, She only gave her a weeks worth and said she really isn't into drugs for our old geese, since it's hard on the kidneys. Also, to spread out the doses once she feels better. How long did you use metacam for your goose, and, if for a longer period, did it require you to have bloodwork done? It seems to be making her feel much better, but I'm thinking I will try to start her on something more natural like gloucosamine/chondroitin and/or traumeel once she's "over the hump" with discomfort.I would think that most medications that are used for poultry would be safe with geese as well. Some prescription drugs such as Baytril (antibiotic) and Metacam (pain killer) are safe for geese. I used Metacam for my older goose that has arthritis and I have used Baytril many times on my poultry (ducks, chickens, etc.) For dewormers and other medications that are purchased over-the-counter, just be sure they state "poultry".
As far as having things on hand, I keep povidone iodine, neosporin (without pain killer), gauze, epsom salt, polyvisol (without iron). Hope this was helpful.