Vaccines and worming for ducks and geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by hendersr, May 20, 2011.

  1. hendersr

    hendersr Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are vaccinated for Mereck's. What, if any, vaccines or worming do I need for my ducks and geese?
     
  2. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worm my geese twice a year with horse wormer. The kind that comes in the tube. It seems to work well, but use it in small portions. Think of the wormer, meant for a 1000 lb horse, in relative size to your much smaller goose.
     
  3. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese are very resistant to almost everything. They do not need vaccinations and I've never wormed mine. I rescued a very bedraggled, malnourished goose last year, took her to the vet and had them do a fecal for parasites. I expected she'd be full of them. Nope, not one.

    They can and do get sick, but it is very rare if your environment is safe and their nutritional needs are met. That's the cool thing about geese (and ducks too), they are tough if you get their environment and nutritional needs taken care of [​IMG]
     
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