blue slate turkey coughing and wezing please help

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bella1210, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    ct
    we been giving our blue slate turkey 4 way nasal spray because he was wezing and coughing [​IMG] and it is not working [​IMG] he is still coughing and wezing [​IMG] and i wanted to know if there were any other type of medicine for him please help he is 5-6 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
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  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    For how long, and exactly how, have you been administering this nasal spray? Any other signs or symptoms, e.g., loss of appetite, low activity level, change in droppings, facial swelling/discoloration, etc.?
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably has some kind of respiratory infection. If it were me, I'd get it on antibiotics right away. The trick is going to be determining what is wrong and therefore which antibiotics to use. Also, I would keep it very warm and give supportive care -- electrolyte solution and very high protein food if it will eat.

    Try looking at this publication:

    http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/turkeymanual/ALBCturkey-5.pdf
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

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  5. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    can i put it in the water even know the other birds are not sick will it affect them at all.there is chickens an turkeys in his pen with him.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    if they are all in the same pen yes medicate the whole pen since they have all been exposed.

    Steve
     
  7. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    ok i will do that can we still eat the eggs if they are on the medicine [​IMG]
     
  8. ivan3

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  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:No it's a 2 week withdrawl time I think

    Steve
     

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