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i have a one year old turkey hen , that seems to have a cough, and no other symotoms, does anyone know what this could be ? and how to treat, they are standard bronze turkeys

thanks, angie

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Dont be to quick to medicate, give her some time..may pass, but if you see any changes or worsening, have some antibiotics on hand..

Charlie

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." - George Washington
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There is a whole list of respiratory problems they can have. Without any other symtoms it could be anything.  Usually there is swelling around the face, watery eyes, changes in droppings that can narrow it down. You can check here

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/206700.htm

But without anything else to go by it's a long list.

Steve in NC

 Midget White, Standard Bronze turkeys, Muscovy ducks, India Blue, White & Spaulding peafowl, Buff Orpington, Copper Black Marans Chickens, Corturnix quail and Ringneck Pheasants

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 Midget White, Standard Bronze turkeys, Muscovy ducks, India Blue, White & Spaulding peafowl, Buff Orpington, Copper Black Marans Chickens, Corturnix quail and Ringneck Pheasants

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Steve you said it, it could be nothing or could be anything..a lot of the aliments have so many closely related symptoms its tough to diagnose anything, heck even some worms or parasites can cause a respiratory problem...


Charlie

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." - George Washington
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i have a one year old turkey hen , that seems to have a cough, and no other symotoms, does anyone know what this could be ? and how to treat, they are standard bronze turkeys

thanks, angie


I had one last year started to cough.. after nearly 2 weeks it died.

There were no signs of it getting worse until it collapsed, then it was to late for me to do anything..

Then another started coughing..  After reading this forum, I bought a bottle of Tylan and syringes..  Give it a very small shot for 3 days...

It keep coughing for a while afterwards, but finally stopped..

Try doing a search on Tylan on this board and read what others has posted on this and the amount to use..

Now if I could find something to stop that other noise... sound like gobble, gobble, and quake, quake..    lol   lol

Good luck

JB      
1 Roeun, 5 Cayuga (now a mix of 12), 45 Bourbon Reds, 25 Red Jungle Fowl, and 22 Silver Duckwing Pheonix
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