any suggestions about turkey with broken wing ????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nancymiller, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. nancymiller

    nancymiller In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2009
    Western NC
    got a turkey from a guy who thought that he had been pecked(the turkey, the turkey )[​IMG] so he sprayed the area with some purple disinfectant stuff. When I got him home I looked up under the feathers and noted the wing is obviously broken with about 1/2" bone hanging out of the skin. Wound looks clean and is not infected. I cleaned with Normal Saline, applied bag balm, and then resprayed with the purple stuff. Put vits and ACV in water as well as antibiotic and isolated him from his buds. Has anyone ever seen this severe a wound heal ? Should I cull him ? He is eating , drinking and active. He is a grape monger as well, ha. I need your thoughts on this....and thanks

  2. goldielocks

    goldielocks Songster

    Sep 2, 2009
    I would give him a chance. If you can, get the broken bone together and tape it up somehow. Maybe give him some probiotics too. I hate to cull anything so i always give 110%. Good Luck
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I would preheat the oven to 350.
  4. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Can you post a shot of the injury (what bone is broken and where). Yes, if the fracture is set and antibiotics are administered, the turk would probably recover. However, without this there is a good chance that other interventions will merely prolong the inevitable (osteomyelitis).

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