Thu, May 16, 2024
Loss of appetite

She is lethargic, only stands up to drink water and has not been eating. When she poops it’s long and sticky and white. It’s also oozes out of her cloaca.

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The white, sticky feces could be a sign of a digestive tract infection or an issue with the liver, pancreas, or other metabolic disorders. The fact that it's oozing out suggests that there might be a loss of control over the cloacal muscles or an overproduction of mucus, possibly due to irritation or infection.

In this situation, it's important to ensure that your goose stays hydrated, especially since she is still drinking. You can provide clean, fresh water at all times. If she's not eating her regular food, you might try offering her a variety of foods to stimulate her appetite, such as greens or grains that are safe for geese.

It's also important to observe her closely for any changes in behavior or symptoms. If you notice any of the following additional signs, it would be necessary to seek immediate veterinary care:

- Difficulty breathing or changes in breathing patterns
- Swelling or distension of the abdomen
- Severe weakness or inability to stand
- Any neurological signs, such as seizures or head tilting

These could be signs of a more serious condition that requires urgent medical attention. While it's not possible to provide a specific diagnosis without a physical examination and possibly some diagnostic tests, the symptoms you've described are concerning and suggest that your goose is in need of medical intervention.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.