Metzer Imported Diseased Toulouse That Impacts Male Fertility

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

  1. Pinckney

    Pinckney New Egg

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    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. http://organicducksandgeese.com/
     
  2. Darchangel Farm

    Darchangel Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    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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