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Very sick Portuguese turkey

post #1 of 7
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Hello,
I bought a turkey that is about 1 year old, a week after buying it he started to have trouble walking and his legs would shake almost all the time, the problem got worse and a few days later he would even lose his balance and fall when trying to walk, I talked to the vet and he told me to give the turkey antibiotics, 5 days of antibiotic shots. The day I went to give the first shot the turkey would fall as soon as he lifted one foot from the ground and was gasping for air.
Now that I gave him all the antibiotic he got better but still looks a bit like he's semi inebriated.
I live in a small island and the vet area of expertise is large cattle and dogs/cats, he has no idea what's the turkey problem (the antibiotics he gave me where the only he had that could also be used on birds), and I fear the turkey will get sicker again now that I've stopped the medication.
Has anyone had a similar problem? What should I do?


Here is Governor and his lady
Edited by johnnysousa - 1/30/16 at 5:06pm
post #2 of 7

I don't know that JUST SOUNDS WEIRD

Could you possibly post a video

post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by BoomChickaPop View Post

I don't know that JUST SOUNDS WEIRD
Could you possibly post a video

He is a bit better now and can walk but one can still notice him getting off balance now and then.
It's night time here now so I'll post the video in the morning
post #4 of 7

Ok whenever you can is fine

Hopefully more people here on BYC can help you

post #5 of 7
Any news on your sick boy?
post #6 of 7
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Sorry haven't had time to post the video yet @BoomChickaPop

He still loses his balance now and then, but is eating more and slowly becoming stronger, yesterday he even started to boss the rooster around again

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Originally Posted by johnnysousa View Post
 

Sorry haven't had time to post the video yet @BoomChickaPop

He still loses his balance now and then, but is eating more and slowly becoming stronger, yesterday he even started to boss the rooster around again

That is ok

I am glad he is becoming stronger

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