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goose

pl. geese; a web-footed, long-necked bird of the family Anatidae. Domestic geese were derived from the wild goose, Anser anser. There are many other species in this genus and in the other Branta genus of geese, of which Branta canadensis is typical.
Popular domestic breeds include emden, toulouse.

goose body louse
see trinoton anserinum.
goose enteritis
a parvovirus infection.
goose hepatitis
occurs only in goslings less than 4 weeks old and caused by goose parvovirus. Affected birds have conjunctivitis, nasal discharge and polydipsia, huddle together and die. Postmortem findings include hepatitis and myocarditis. Called also gosling hepatitis, gosling plague.
goose honk
see goose honk cough.
goose influenza
see Riemerellaanatipestifer. Called also infectious serositis, new duck disease.
goose parvovirus infection
see goose hepatitis (above).
goose plague
see goose hepatitis (above).
goose septicemia
a fatal septicemia caused by Borrelia (Treponema) anserina and transmitted by the tick Argas persicus.
slender goose louse
anaticolaanseris.
goose venereal disease
an apparently infectious disease of ganders with an uncertain etiology, causing necrosis and scarring of the phallus, making reproduction impossible.

Patient discussion about goose

Q. can you be allergic to goose feathers?? do you get an allergic reaction even through the pillow cover??? If not- I don't know what it is but something in my bed is giving me a rash...

A. i had a similar problem. i just couldn't sleep in my bed and every day i changed one thing to see what is the cause. then i found that one of the pillows causes it and probably from dust mites. you can easily be allergic to goose feathers that can pass through the pillow cover. all you have to do is replace it and see if something changed.

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References in classic literature ?
Such a bustle ensued that you might have thought a goose the rarest of all birds; a feathered phenomenon, to which a black swan was a matter of course -- and in truth it was something very like it in that house.
He brought round both hat and goose to me on Christmas morning, knowing that even the smallest problems are of interest to me.
I ought to have something into the bargain,' said the countryman; 'give a fat goose for a pig, indeed
The goose was soon roasted by the flame of the blow-pipe, and not long afterward was comfortably stowed away.
Then Robin took his good yew bow in his hand, and placing the tip at his instep, he strung it right deftly; then he nocked a broad clothyard arrow and, raising the bow, drew the gray goose feather to his ear; the next moment the bowstring rang and the arrow sped down the glade as a sparrowhawk skims in a northern wind.
The shaft was cut in England: A long shaft, a strong shaft, Barbed and trim and true; So we'll drink all together To the gray goose feather And the land where the gray goose flew.
Now Joe Goose and Nelson had learned discretion with straight whisky, drunk in quantity.
The webbed feet of the upland goose may be said to have become rudimentary in function, though not in structure.
In the Falklands, the sportsman may sometimes kill more of the upland geese in one day than he can carry home; whereas in Tierra del Fuego it is nearly as difficult to kill one, as it is in England to shoot the common wild goose.
In Goose Pond, which lay in my way, a colony of muskrats dwelt, and raised their cabins high above the ice, though none could be seen abroad when I crossed it.
From all the windows the candles were gleaming, and it smelt so deliciously of roast goose, for you know it was New Year's Eve; yes, of that she thought.
Yea, I would that the earth shook with convulsions when a saint and a goose mate with one another.