First Aid Kit

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by TamTurkey, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a medical question but turkey's are different than chickens and I would like the people who have these animals to give their input. I am trying to put together a sort of first aid kit for the turkeys as the vet that works on poultry is a bit far from us. Any suggestions on medications or certain tools that are good to keep on hand?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Excellent Question -

    I have the following:
    Latex Gloves
    Poly-Vi-Sol liquid vitamins WITHOUT Iron
    Needles
    Syringes without needles
    Guaze
    Guaze Pads
    Adhesive Tape
    Vet Wrap
    Epsom Salt
    Neosporin
    Baytril 136 mg tabs
    Tylan 50
    Tylan Powder
    Wazine
    Vetericyn
    Electrolytes
    Tweezers
    Dog Nail Clippers
    Scissors
    Triple antibiotic ointment
    Betadine Solution
    Old Towels
    Old Sheets
    Blue Kote
    Vitamin E with Selenium soft gel tabs

    That's all I can think about for now. I will add more as I remember.
     
  3. casportpony

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    Quote: Safeguard for Goats or any liquid fenbendazole.
    Metronidazole tablets - You can buy over the counter as Fish-Zole (250mg) and Meditrich (100mg). This place has both: http://www.jedds.com/-strse-Medicine->>-Canker-cln-Metronidazole/Categories.bok
    Metronidazole liquid suspension, 50mg/ml - Need prescription from vet for this.
    Baytril 100 injectable - 10mg/ml
    Read this about Baytril: :https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/medicine-chart/baytril-for-birds
    Scales - One small enough to weigh poults and a bigger one for larger turkeys
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Yes it is, which is why I included the link about Baytril. My vet made me promise never to eat any eggs or the meat from a bird that I gave metronidazole and/or Baytril to. Which got me thinking, is metronidazole banned as well? According to this PDF it is: http://www.farad.org/publications/digests/071999ProhibitedDrugs.pdf

    It's 5am here, so maybe I missed something. :)
     
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  7. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thank you all for your input... I will be at the store this weekend. Already ordered Tylan but could only find 100. I am sure I will be leaning on everyone pretty soon as we get our first set of Turkey Poults next week.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I can still get Baytril from my vet. It saved my turkey's life. Thank goodness for still being able to get Baytril. :)
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Baytril is a great antibiotic and it's saved many of my animals, too.

    I've purchased Baytril without a prescription many times... The link in my first post tells how to do it. Just do a search for "Baytril birds" and you'll find it there.

    I won't use Baytri or metronidazole on any food producing animal, just my pets, which include turkeys and peafowl.
     
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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    :thumbsup
     

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