Is Blackhead in Victoria,Australia?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SemiQ, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. SemiQ

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    Hello does anyone know if blackheads in Victoria? I've been looking all over and can't seem to find an answer.
    Cheers
     
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  2. R2elk

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    Try calling your local veterinarians.
     
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  3. SemiQ

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    Okay, thanks will do!
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Call the veterinary diagnostic labs too, but if I were you I would assume it is in Victoria, because unless a necropsy has been performed on every deceased chick, chicken, poult, turkey, peachick, peafowl, etc, there is no way to say for certain that it's not there.
     
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  5. SemiQ

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    Okay, thank you! Can I keep my turkeys in the same area but not in the same coop? Would that work or would you suggest separating them completely?
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Are you raising turkeys for food or as pets?
     
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  7. SemiQ

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    I plan to raise them as pets.
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    May I suggest that you purchase some metronidazole and Baytril to treat them in case they get sick?
     
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  9. SemiQ

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    Yes, I was planning on getting something incase one of them get sick, I just couldn't find a the right medicine. Once again thanks.
     
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  10. R2elk

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    IF blackhead is present, it is not a good idea to keep turkeys on the same ground. Anywhere there are chicken droppings, the possibility of the turkeys catching the disease is high.

    If blackhead is not present, the chickens and turkeys can be kept together although there are other reasons to keep them separate.

    Turkeys need much more personal space than do chickens. Turkeys that are brooded and raised with chickens can become very hazardous to the chickens once the turkeys reach their adult sizes.

    In May 2007 Australia announced that metronidazole was being phased out. I doubt that it is available in Australia at this time.
     
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