can turkeys get horses sick?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by blueraven, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. blueraven

    blueraven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2012
    I was thinking of getting 2 turkeys this spring for raising for turkey dinner this fall. when i mentioned it to my older sister she said turkeys can get our horses seriously sick.

    does anyone know if this is true and please let me know

    thank you for reading
  2. saellis

    saellis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2012
    FEMA Region VIII
    My Coop
    I found THIS from the Merck Veteranary Manual. It seems that turkeys, via mosquitos, can be a disease vector for horses. But really, the world is full of germs and life goes on.

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