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I have a 14 yr old goose with a large, fluid-filled area on her thigh that extends under her, almost to the opposite leg. It has grown over the past two weeks and is squishy to the touch, like a water balloon. The fluid that is draining from it looks like coffee and is very warm, but no noticeable odor. So far a full 8 oz has drained. What should I be doing for her to prevent infection (Baytril?) and to make her comfortable? And what do you think is the cause? She is otherwise healthy.
I have some Chlorhexidine, but was waiting to hear from you before using it. Any suggestions as to how to get aspirin in her??
If it were a hematoma, wouldn't the drainage be thicker? Also, will there likely be pus as the majority of the "other" stuff is drained? The swelling was initially larger than my fist but, as I mentioned, it is squishy. How much Baytril would you suggest, and where is the best place to inject it on a goose?
Thank you so much for your help! Webbie is special to us as she chose to live here 14 years ago and never left. She has a special bond with my dog and has raised a bantam chicken as her own baby. :)
I replied to this once, but I don't know where it went...
Dosage for Baytril would be what? How should I go about getting aspirin in her? Can I mix with water and shoot down her throat? I do have some Nolvasan, so I will flush the pocket today with a diluted solution. Boy, is she gonna be thrilled... :)
Thank you for your help!