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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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