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Distended Belly - Umbilical chord area? - Picture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katiek, May 16, 2009.

  1. katiek

    katiek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    Wildwood, GA
    This baby turkey is shaking and seems sick. It has something distended from where the umbilical chord is.


    What do I do?

    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    first take some peroxide and clean it good
    now do not use the peroxide again
    but take and make a iodine /water solution
    1 cap of iodine
    1 cap of water
    now put it on the sore by using a cotton basll
    then put some neosporin salve on it

    do this twice a day till it heals
    just cleaning with the iodine/water solution
    then putting the neosporin on it

    I use a good product
    called meroclear
    and it replaced methyolade
    it is mad by Duco company
    sold at walmarts
    it is very good for cuts and sores

    after the turkey is doctored 3 days with neosporin
    I would put the iodine/water cleanser on and then Meroclear on it

    also do give the bird
    wet mash probiotic

    email me for the recipe and amt of birds feeding it to
    PM me

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