I have a mystery condition with my Tom Turkey Please Help!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by DeAnn, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. DeAnn

    DeAnn New Egg

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    I have a two year old Tom Turkey and Hen the Tom has a huge knot on his neck in the red wittle part of his throat and I have no idea how it got there or why it is there it looks like he swallowed a golf ball or something he is not seeming to be in pain and he eats just fine but I haven't been able to find out anything about his condition on the internet. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you new friends DeAnn
     
  2. medan

    medan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a picture would help a lot
     
  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could anyone be fighting with him. Maybe a absess? It is a common area to be injured in a fight.
     
  4. DeAnn

    DeAnn New Egg

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    I have pictures on my BYC page. He doesn't have any bite or scratch marks on him just the lump for no apparent reason.
     
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  5. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats one ugly lump. I don't have a clue.
     
  6. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know alot about turkeys but I do know alot about birds. That is either an abcess or a tumor. How long has he had that?
     
  7. medan

    medan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    infection or tumor in gizzerd take to vet asap could be a golf ball but i doubt it id say infection very serious or tumor
     
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  8. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely get to a vet. Watch out for that barbed wire. That will cause a world of hurt for your animals.
     
  9. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure that you physically feel that he still has weight. A lot of birds seem healthy until you pick them up, then you realize there all feathers and bone.
     
  10. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Could he have snagged it on something and gotten an infection in it?
     
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