*UPDATE* HELP: Gosling with Slipped Tendon

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Bleenie, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    The baby's leg has just continued to get worse so I have decided to take him into the vet. Someone on CL told me about a local vet that takes in injured birds, fixes them (if she can) and then they have a forever home at her place. It sounds really good for Mingo, so we will be taking him in tomorrow since they're closed for the holiday. Hopefully she will be able to fix this beautiful baby.

    He is just starting to get his feathers in too..almost criend last night while i was holding him with a compress on his bad leg. he's so beautiful. Thank you everyone for all the suggestions and help, i really appreciate it.

    I posted about this little baby not long ago. it has what looks to be a leg deformity. well tonight when i got home i noticed that it wasn't using one of it's legs. I checked him out and it looks like the tendon is out of place on it's "knee". i am not sure how else to describe it. I can move it back and forth but it's loose and wont stay in place.

    is there ANYTHING i can do for something like this? any kind of therapy or vitamins? I have started using avia charge but dunno if it'll help with something like this. i have had it help chicks with hatching issues before but I have Never had any problems with my waterfowl babies.

    He is currently in the house with me in a laundry basket, towel and stuffy for comfort. sleeping well but i know this can't be comfortable and probably hurts. It always happens to the ones you Really like. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    I've never dealt with anything like that but do you think you can wrap it and keep it in a quiet place for a couple of days?
  3. old_tradtions

    old_tradtions New Egg

    Jun 28, 2010
    take a band aid standard size cut it in hafe long ways .......strape it above the feet will take a day or two but leave it own til it gets balance an strength do not take off til it falls off
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    After i had him in here for an hour last night, wrapped in a towel with his teddy to snuggle, i checked his leg out again and he was standing on it?!??? The tendon seems to have "re-set" itself? is that possible? can heat help this kind of issue?

    This gosling is about 3 weeks old and this "deformity" started showing not long ago but the slipped tendon was sudden, i am just suprised to see it be fixed so easily...should i keep a watch out for this in the future too? would it be something that is most likely to happen again and again?
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It is a slipping tendon. I would wrap it in some vet wrap to give support for a few weeks. If it keeps slipping it can be a big problem. I have a swan that has it, it can be hereditary or other issues.
  6. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    Yeah, once you think it is back in "place", wrap it snugly in vet wrap for a while, I'm thinking maybe weeks, with changes of the vetwrap and making sure the feetie is warm as the unwrapped one. Maybe the muscles attached are weak, for whatever reason, and wrapping it will keep it "correct" and allow the muscles to strengthen and eventually hold it in place.
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Could this problem be connected to his severe "bow-leggedness" that has recently become so prominent? I will do the wrapping as soon as i get home and i think he may only get warm baths from now on, i think that the bath yesterday may have irritated this.
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I got the baby's leg "bandaged" today with the vet wrap stuff. he/she has been using it fine since, besides being irritated by the strangeness of it. when laying down he prefers to keep that leg outstreched backwards, lol. the bandaged also has straightened the foot/leg which i was very pleased to see... I was actually considering wrapping the other knee too but thought he would refuse to walk with 2 funny-feeling legs.

    thanks for all the help guys, hopefully this will help heal or strenghten those muscles there.

  9. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Regina, SK
    The foot looks rather red/pink and possibly swollen... Is this a trick of the light, or a normal appearance for these birds, or is that related to the injury? If so, it may not be a good thing... I'd keep the gosling off the foot if at all possible.

    You could have wrapped it too tightly, causing this appearance...
    From what I can see, yes, it does look to be too tight. The post below mine outlines some of this.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I used a couple of snapped off q-tip tops taped on either side of a tendon and taped around the leg to fix a peachick last week. You MUST be careful not to wrap too tight or the blood can't get back up the leg to circulate and the leg will die from lack of oxygen. The peachick started to have a red foot after 2 days because she'd outgrown the tightness of my original fix!

    I used the paper medical tape, and it sticks well enough to hold the q-tips in place. These tips form a channel which in turn holds the tendon. It worked great- peachick crisis averted!

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