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Toulouse Goose Poorly

I hope someone can help me with one of our Toulouse Geese, Nancy who is 6 weeks old. When we let the geese out this morning Nancy had a mark on her neck, had lost some feathers and there was a little bit of blood, we think she got her neck caught in the crate that they sleep in at night. We cleaned the area with a mild solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and dried it off but she's not herself. She is not eating, she won't lie down, she's practically falling asleep on her feet and her eyes twitch as she closes them. She has zero energy and is hardly making a sound. We have isolated her and given her sugary water by means of a syringe but to no avail.

Can anyone give me some advice and recommend a good vet in the Tullamore area, please?

Thank you

Addison
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

I forgot to add that when we picked her up she had some clear fluid coming out of her beak.

Addison
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Could it be possible she was attacked by a mink ir that the mink was disturbed attacking her.Had she two marks on her kneck

ojn
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

As above or possibly a rat attack.

Desy
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Or maybe a cat. We have two but they keep a good distance from all the fowl after being chased by the chickens. It's difficult to exactly where the marks are and it looks like more of an abrasion rather than puncture wounds. She was kept indoors last night and we are giving her electrolytes every hour, will try some liquid food later.

Thanks for replying.

Addison
Monday, June 4th, 2018

We had a close look this afternoon and there is indeed two puncture wounds. She is taken fluids and soft food when we hand feed her.

I better get a mink trap sorted out!

Addison
Monday, June 4th, 2018

I would give her an antibiotic just in case, puncture wounds trap bacteria and cause infection.

davidk
Monday, June 4th, 2018

Pine Martin?

paddykk
Monday, June 4th, 2018

Probably not as trees are few and far between here and living alongside the Grand Canal favours a Mink.

Addison
Monday, June 4th, 2018

Update:

Nancy has been hand fed electrolytes and Goose gruel made by my girlfriend and has now made a good recovery. I didn't think she would pull through this, and I know lots of people would just PTS rather than take the time to care for her. I understand that, if this is your livelihood you can't be hand-rearing one bird, but it wasn't our livelihood and we treat the geese as well as our curs.

She still isn't 100% but she eats and drinks on her own now. The biggest thing we have noticed is how little she has grown compared to her partner Sidney who is literally eating us out of house and home at the moment!

Addison
Sunday, June 10th, 2018

This morning she was very lethargic, not eating or drinking. Her head and the beak is swollen, I think she may have an infection. She is shakey on her feet and falls over easily so will be taking her to the vet's first thing Monday morning.

Addison
Sunday, June 10th, 2018


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