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Urgent Goose Help needed!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Kevin565, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have a Lame goose. She's not able to walk at all.

    Any ideas what could have caused this?

    I've already checked for any signs of injury and haven't seen anything.

    What can I do to treat this?

    Can she make a full recovery?
     
  2. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Possible internal injury, like a bruised bone or something that isn't visible. If you press down on it does she spaz or is she normal?
     
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have applied pressured and she remained normal. I'm afraid it may be worms.
     
  4. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Worms are a possiblity, but there are plenty of other diseases that can cause lameness. I'll look some up for you...
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Also she is still very alert and when shes laying down can keep her balance fine.
     
  6. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    She might be in the later stages or in the early stages, I don't have much experience in digestive diseases in poultry. You might want to post a thread in the emergencies section. I hope she gets better [​IMG]
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I hope you can get her back on her feet Kevin, If it's worms you may see some in her poo, Maybe not, but its an easy treat. Can she swim if she gets into the pool or pond? and is she eating?
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Thank you miss Lydia [​IMG]. She can swim but I haven't let her be in a pool without me there because I'm afraid she could drown. Also she is still eating as she normally would. I'm going to try to pick up some dewormer and some high protein feed.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If your going out you may want to pick up Poultry Nutri Drench for her, It is awesome and is loaded with vitamins its called a nutritional supplement. I wouldn't let her in the pool either, but she is using her feet and legs when she is in the pool? also have you checked her for lice or mites? they can bring them down too, make them anemic.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Thanks I'll try to find that supplement. She moves them slightly but mainly just floats on the water. I hadn't even thought to check for lice or mites! I'll go check her for that right now.
     

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