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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by shelby528, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this morning to check on my turkey and his was like this. ANY idea what could be wrong? I've tried a warm washcloth but nothing seems to be helping....[​IMG] His eye has gotten worse since the day has gone by. [​IMG]

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  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they are young like yours is and this time a year they seem to get lots of sinus type infections that makes the eyes puffy and swollen. I see it alot at the sales. I posted a picture for someone eles resently, so it is going around. Since it is catchy, keep your little one away from your others and hopefully, everyone won't get it. Maybe someone else knows what to treat it with if anything.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a sinus infection, Tylan works. Not sure on the dosage for a little one like that, but a search on this site would probably give you some info.
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    PM sent Shelby if you see this, i'll be online for a little bit.

    Sorry I haven't been posting here but just about every post I make results in issues. glad to help if I can.

    Steve
     
  5. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  6. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Steve,

    I'm sure that most members value and look forward to your advice on turkey problems.
     
  7. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto, I look forward to your replies.
     
  8. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    Quote:Ditto, I look forward to your replies.

    right on, i look foward to reading what steve has to say. keep up the great info. alot of us need your expert advice........
     
  9. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would be nice to here from someone with hands on experence with this nasty disease. The turkeys are carriers for life and even pass it through there eggs. Scarry!
     
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Talking to a vet from A & M, he told me that the incidence of it passing through the egg if it's micoplasmosis drops after a few years. Don't know how true that is? But a swollen sinus doesn't mean that is what it is. I have had a few birds with swollen sinus, I didn't remove them from the flock, just treated where they were. In those cases (all three times in 15 years), it was just one bird with a swollen sinus and none of the others had problems. In two cases, I completely depopulated a year or two later, so none were related. Case number three is when I got a pair of peachicks in the fall of '08. Shortly after I got them, one had a sinus problem. I contacted the seller who verified that their birds had it, too. She offered to buy the birds back, but I declined. I treated the sick pea with Tylan, the other pea never showed symptoms. Even though the past two winters were harsh (colder then average, temps down to -38F, some days with a high of -20F) and I am sure that caused them some stress, they are both still doing fine and had no more problems. Summer of '09, I got some turkeys. I don't disinfect my boots when I go from one pen to the other, but none of my turkeys had any sinus issues either. So if by 'hands on experence with this nasty disease' you mean swollen sinus in general, that is my experience. If you are referring to experience with micoplasmosis, without testing we can't say that is what this turkey has. It may just be a cold. Though for all I know, mine may have it and I just don't know it. If that is the case, it doesn't appear to be hurting them.
     

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