Blind Tom Turkey

Trish44

Crowing
10 Years
Jul 25, 2011
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Winfield, KS
Does anybody know what could cause my Royal Palm Tom turkey to go blind overnight? He was fine yesterday & today I went out to let them out for awhile & he's totally blind. He has had no symptoms of any illness at all. There is no discharge from his eyes & no other signs of anything other than he is totally blind. He's very disoriented today because he can't find his way around & keeps bumping into things. I felt so sorry for him that I put him back into the pen so he wouldn't get lost. I tried to do a search online & came up with nothing helpful. Can anybody help me?
 

markb816

Songster
9 Years
Apr 18, 2010
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Middle Tennessee
First time I've heard of this symptom.
I would suggest quarantine him, just in case it's something communicable.
Are you sure he is unable to see? Or just disorientated because of another reason?
 

Trish44

Crowing
10 Years
Jul 25, 2011
3,821
151
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Winfield, KS
Sorry I haven't responded, I lost my tom, he just seemed to give up after he went blind. I don't know if he could have gotten into anything, it would have just been something out in the yard because he was never too far off. I had read about the stroke as a cause, but whatever the reason I'm now without a tom & have to hens that are lonely.
 

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