A goose that is not him killable

News 20 July, 2017
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    The arrow that pierced the goose has been removed, but she will have to live with the four lead pellets in her body until the end of his days.

    Caroline Lepage

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:47

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:47

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    LACHUTE | A goose that was circulating on a golf course with an arrow that pierced also had four pellets in the body. It is, however, well in life.

    The goose had to react on the social networks by walking for a few weeks at the club de golf Oasis, Lachute. Golfers could very well see the arrow that pierced.

    She was captured a week ago by officers of the canadian wildlife Service and transferred to the veterinary hospital in Pierrefonds to be operated.

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    The bird underwent surgery at the veterinary Clinic of Pierrefonds.

    In convalescence

    X-rays have also demonstrated that the goose with four pellets in the body. The seals date back possibly in the fall, or even several years previously, so that the arrow is more recent.

    As the bullet injuries were old and that they were not causing infection, no intervention was performed.

    “It would have been more dangerous to remove them,” says Jo-Annie Gagnon, coordinator of the education program at the Birdhouse, where is present the bird during her convalescence.

    The intervention is performed voluntarily by the veterinary clinic was able to free the bird from the arrow that pierced for some time.

    Since the surgery, and the wound of the bustard is open, no stitches, to ensure that the tissue around the wound will heal properly.

    The center of the nesting box, located in Hudson, in Montérégie, provides care to wild birds, injured or orphaned.

    The purpose of the “leave” forced ” is to prevent it from contracting an infection, the time the wound closes.

    “He received treatments from laser therapy to help the healing and he receives analgesics and antibiotics “, specifies Ms. Gagnon.

    “When it will be fit to fly, we will release him,” she says.