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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
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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Grey Goose True Story, created by Erik Lorincz, head bartender at American Bar, The Savoy Hotel Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose Vodka, 10ml Ancho Reyes Verde Liqueur, 10ml champagne syrup, 30ml verjuice, fresh coriander.
Looking along the beach I could see the other goose, which I found was dead by some stepping stones.
First, Kevin had just recently gotten permission to goose hunt a cornfield very near his home.
Gamers play as a wily goose who gets certain 'missions' via scribblings on paper that appear on screen.
The subspecies of goose that is most plentiful in Michigan is the giant Canada goose.
Because of the increase in goose numbers and their concentration on farmland, especially in spring, there has been an increase in conflicts with agricultural interest (Tombre et al.
All of this can be true, but it still shouldn't stop you from hunting, cooking, and enjoying your goose.
Anyone wanting a unique hunting adventure should try to plan a trip close to the snow goose nesting grounds.
If your retriever is an aspiring goose dog, then train him with a dummy of similar size and weight (Dokken's DeadFowl Trainer comes in four different goose options).
This was a difficult task a) because of my lack of a press-carded trilby; and b) because the route towards him was strewn with goose poo.
Goose drive veterans are catching up with each other, while first-timers like me listen intently to tales of roundups gone by.