Torn toenail

Discussion in 'Geese' started by catnip, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. catnip

    catnip Songster

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    My gander got his toenail caught under the garden cart wheel today. It looks like the toenail broke. It was bleeding so I made sure to fill his bath tub with clean water. The bleeding had stopped until he took a bath. He's favoring the injured foot slightly.

    Do I need to do anything else execpt keep an eye on his toenail and make sure he can wash it off in clean water daily?
     
  2. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

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    Geese are pretty resistant to most infections (they have a high body temp, like 105 F).

    You could put Blu-Kote on the toenail once a day and it will be fine. It will probably heal up fine if you do nothing but let it bathe in clean water.
     

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