HELP PLEASE! Swollen neck and lethargic turkey

arr36

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My turkey poult Jon Snow who's around 4 months old has suddenly become very listless today and I've noticed his neck is very swollen with air. What could be causing this? I want to do everything I can to help.

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Book Em Danno25

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My turkey poult Jon Snow who's around 4 months old has suddenly become very listless today and I've noticed his neck is very swollen with air. What could be causing this? I want to do everything I can to help.

Have you found out anything yet? it might be a ruptured air sac like eggsoteric said but i'm not that much of turkey expert. But if you know its air inside there, that might be what it is.
 

arr36

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Mar 13, 2016
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Update - HE LIVES! I tried aspirating and got some air out but it just kept collecting there again. He was so sickly and I really thought he would die. I gave him some metronidazole as I had seen it recommended in another forum, cayenne in his water, and kept him separated for a few days from the flock. He is back to himself completely, eating well, running up for treats, strutting and flying up high to perch again. Phew! The swelling is still there but I'm confident that it'll go as it's less every day. Thanks for all the help.
 

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