IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) — Greater than 43 geese are at the moment within the care of the Iowa Chicken Rehabilitation group with an unknown sickness.
The Des Moines based mostly group posted to Fb about ongoing rescue efforts close to Iowa Metropolis over the previous few days. Volunteers captured the sickened animals earlier than turning them over to the care of the IBR.
What’s precisely mistaken with the geese stays a thriller. IBR says they’re working with the Iowa Division of Pure Sources to find out the trigger. Blood and tissue samples are at the moment being analyzed by the state.
“Proper now we are going to give the geese supportive care and hope that when they’re warmed and re-hydrated, they start to enhance. We’ll regulate our therapy as wanted with signs they current or if we get solutions on what is likely to be the trigger,” the group wrote on Fb.
One of many volunteers, Brandon Caswell, shared a Fb dwell video earlier within the week during which he described a number of the signs. Caswell mentioned that a number of the geese have been experiencing some neurological signs and feared some may additionally be affected by hypothermia.
The IBR says they are going by means of provides shortly in treating the birds and are asking for donations.
Iowa Chicken Rehabilitation is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit group.