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goose won't eat #732559

Asked October 29, 2020, 8:55 AM EDT

My 1yr old goose looks like she may have a blockage at the base of her neck. This is day 2 she is alone in the pool not eating but drinking. Should I massage it up towards her beak or down or not at all? I gave her little olive oil with water and ACV yesterday 2x. Is there a vet in Harnett/Cumberland county that would see her? thank you

Harnett County North Carolina

Expert Response

The NCDA has a list of veterinarians that have let them know they will work with poultry you can check it for your closest options here https://www.ncagr.gov/NCPrep/Clinics.htm You could also try the NCSU Vet School Mobile Poultry service https://cvm.ncsu.edu/nc-state-vet-hospital/poultry-mobile-veterinary-services/
As far as massaging up or down it would probably be best to avoid since you do not know what is causing the swelling or lump and do not want to do anything that may interfere with breathing or drinking as they will not last long for sure and pushing it down may cause other issues if it is anything other than some lodged feed.


Richard Goforth Replied October 30, 2020, 12:55 PM EDT

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