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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.

More discussions about goose
References in classic literature ?
Well, it is very ingenious," said I, laughing; "but since, as you said just now, there has been no crime committed, and no harm done save the loss of a goose, all this seems to be rather a waste of energy.
The question for us now to solve is the sequence of events leading from a rifled jewel-case at one end to the crop of a goose in Tottenham Court Road at the other.
Now, then: 'Found at the corner of Goodge Street, a goose and a black felt hat.
Thou pratest like an ass," said Robin, "for I could send this shaft clean through thy proud heart before a curtal friar could say grace over a roast goose at Michaelmastide.
Now, stranger, hit that fairly with a gray goose shaft and call thyself an archer.
Then he chose the stoutest bow among them all, next to Robin's own, and a straight gray goose shaft, well-feathered and smooth, and stepping to the mark--while all the band, sitting or lying upon the greensward, watched to see him shoot--he drew the arrow to his cheek and loosed the shaft right deftly, sending it so straight down the path that it clove the mark in the very center.
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.
Bob said he didn't believe there ever was such a goose cooked.
Suppose somebody should have got over the wall of the back-yard, and stolen it, while they were merry with the goose -- a supposition at which the two young Cratchits became livid.