There's a gander in my tub! *now empty* :(

Discussion in 'Geese' started by froggie71, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Well it turns out our Sebbie boy must have cut his leg. When my DH noticed it was healed over well so we didn't do anything. Then 2 days ago when DH helped the boys put the birds away for the night he found him hiding behind our A/C unit. He had a large lump on his face next to his bill causing his the top of his bill to be off center and also noticed discharge both clear and red from his vent. The next morning (while I was at work) DH brought him inside and put him in the tub, called David Holderead (who is just wonderful) and got his opinion. Did some calling around to find Tylan (which he has been on since then). He wasn't eating or drinking when we brought him in and he had runny poo. The lump seems to have gone down in size a bit, he is eating well and drinking, there is still a, clear discharge from vent, but no longer red at all and lots of solid poo. The window is cracked open in the bathroom for the smell and so he can hear his buddies. So glad he is responding so quickly and hope he'll be outside again soon.

    This is what he looked like when he 1st came in:
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  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Yeah, the bathtub is a major force in my crazy world, too.
    Hope he gets better soon!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Poor baby, I am so happy to hear he is responding to treatment. What did Dave Holderread say he thought it was, infection? please keep us updated on his progress. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Thanks guys!

    Quote:Poor baby, I am so happy to hear he is responding to treatment. What did Dave Holderread say he thought it was, infection? please keep us updated on his progress. Thanks [​IMG]

    David Holderead said it sounded like a sinus infection and he should be put on Tylan ASAP. Actually DH talked to his wife as he was busy at the top of a ladder painting. Both of them are great!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Poor baby, I am so happy to hear he is responding to treatment. What did Dave Holderread say he thought it was, infection? please keep us updated on his progress. Thanks [​IMG]

    David Holderead said it sounded like a sinus infection and he should be put on Tylan ASAP. Actually DH talked to his wife as he was busy at the top of a ladder painting. Both of them are great!

    Thanks just glad to hear hes feeling better, I know he'll be happy to be with his family outside again.
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear that he's on the mend [​IMG]
     
  7. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Thanks guys! [​IMG] I just have to say you never realize just how much a grown goose poops until he is in your tub [​IMG]
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    This morning he had a lot more dark red discharge with the clear discharge. I'm hoping this means the sinus is draining out the bad stuff [​IMG]
     
  9. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats not a bad thing as it sounds like the sinus abcess is draining. You want the infection to drain and relieve the abcess so healing commences.

    Just keep an eye on behaviour and make sure there's lots of clean water to dip his head in for washing [​IMG]
     
  10. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Just what I was thinking. Thanks pete [​IMG] Boy was there a mess today. Good to know he is getting rid of all the bad stuff though. He definitely has clean water which is changed often for him to drink/rinse his face in. Of course tonight he was sitting in the bowl just after fresh water was put in it. [​IMG]
     

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