Sick gosling!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jeepster515, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Jeepster515

    Jeepster515 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 5 baby geese about 2 months old. On Wednesday night I noticed 2 of them looked "drunk". They were stumbling around and away from the others. After some encouraging we got them all together. On Thursday morning, around 9:30 am, I went out to check and the female was on the ground not moving. I immediately ran over to her and picked her up. She was alive but rolling her head all around. She has since then showed no improvement but will drink by a medicine dropper. The male that was with her is doing fine. Does anyone have any info to share so we can help her? None of the vets in the area work on livestock so we're on our own. Thank you for any information you can give
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Do your babies free range? She could have gotten into something that made her loopy
     
  3. Jeepster515

    Jeepster515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to report that she didn't make it. The male made a full recovery and is fine. Not sure what she got into. We haven't used any pesticides or chemicals. All other geese are doing fine so hopefully it was an isolated incident. Thank you all for your input and advice.
     

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