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URGENT: Gosling, Wild and hurt foot

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DiggstownChicks, May 31, 2016.

  1. DiggstownChicks

    DiggstownChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    It smells! We were just able to 'catch' it and the smell is strong. There are MAGGOTS. It's still walking and active. We are guessing it's a turtle bite.

    My DH has it in a box (the parents left it across the street) and is applying peroxide, hoping to kill the maggots. I'm online trying to figure out what to do next!? PLEASE HELP! Giving up isn't an option :(

    I have some Medicated Poultry Crumble ~ is this strong enough to use for medicating? I'd rather not use an injectible antibiotic since the gosling is so young and I'm quite inexperienced.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016
  2. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please take it to the vet.
     
  3. DiggstownChicks

    DiggstownChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
    I've called around and no one (local) is capable of caring for wildlife/waterfowl. I've got a call into a rescue center a few hours away ... just looking for some direction for now
     
  4. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, since it's wild it's technically illegal to house anyways. Take it to a vet and have them euthanize it or do it yourself. You're breaking the law.
     
  5. DiggstownChicks

    DiggstownChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not going to just euthanize it, losing a leg is not worth taking its life. I was able to find someone that could care for it until it could get to the rescue center. It is alive and doing well. I'd hate to think someone would take such advice and stop looking for help. I'm glad we didn't give up..
     
  6. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's ILLEGAL. Stop breaking the law.
     
  7. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will take it to a wild life center so from that point on it will not be illegal, give it some time
     

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