Metzer Imported Diseased Toulouse That Impacts Male Fertility

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Pinckney, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Pinckney

    Pinckney In the Brooder

    Dec 6, 2016
    Pinckney, mi
    I ran into an article and thought others would want to know that have purchased waterfowl from Metzer's in the last few years. From the website of Tani Creek Waterfowl:

    This new infectious agent, Mycoplasma species 1220 was first observed in the US in Toulouse geese at Metzer Farms (Salinas, CA) in 2014. This infection eventually results in a complete loss of fertility in males and currently there is no cure. Birds may appear perfectly healthy with the only outward sign being reduced fertility in the breeding season.

  2. Darchangel Farm

    Darchangel Farm In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2016
    North Central Kentucky
    I have an order of goslings from Metzers coming this week eek! First I have heard of this and hope they cleaned up their act!

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