HI there, my name is***** I'm sorry to hear about your goose. I will try to help give you some advice but it is of course hard to diagnose an animal without having it in front of me. Does the goose walk on its own? What diet are you using?
Thank you for this information, is she laying?
The eggs she laid, were they normal?
The reason I am asking these questions is that sometimes geese can develop nutritional deficiencies, such as Niacin or Vit D and Calcium, which can predispose them to leg issues. You'll see enlarged joints, easily fractured bones, etc. My concern for this is increased with your bird with her diet being mostly derived from foraging.
The niacin requirement for geese is for instance higher than it is for chickens. 55–70 mg/kg.
She sounds almost as though she's in critical condition, am I understanding that right? It may be best to get her in for care to any local vet that can see her as soon as feasible.
That's what is tricky about birds unfortunately and we're fairly limited on here obviously. What does her crop feel like?
Big and squishy?
It's possible given the spitting up that you just saw that the crop could potentially be impacted as well (given history of grazing on tall grass and such) so you could try to clear it if it feels bigger than it should be. If it were my bird, I would probably keep it on oral fluids with some sort of drench mix in it (like nutri-drench for instance) and keep her comfortable. It's very hard to do much more from your standpoint if you can get her into a veterinarian to run further testing and perform a full exam. Unfortunately the signs are pretty non-specific so would require more a work up to really determine the cause. If she makes it through this episode (positive thoughts your way), I would make sure she has access to a balanced diet formulated for geese as they can be a little sensitive nutrition wise sometimes when it comes to minerals and such.
There is a laundry list of infectious etiologies that can cause similar non-specific signs but I think the best you can do, without access to a vet, is the oral fluids (only fluids for the next 24 hours) with the drench and keeping her comfortable are the best you can do. The local store should have something specific to poultry, most of them do. Feel free to reach back out, I'm sorry most vets don't see birds, sending positive thoughts your way. There are youtube videos to clearing crops out but it's a two person job.
You're welcome. Take care.
Have a nice weekend.
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