is this blackhead in my tom turkey????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by butch, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. butch

    butch Out Of The Brooder

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    my turkey the last couple of days has been weak and lazy, it could barely stand up. so I thought it's legs were going bad on him, so I took him to get butcherd today and his lungs were dark red to a black color, thoughout the lungs. like in spots/strings. what is this????? he was 15 weeks old
     
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    I think blackhead affects the large intestine and the liver and not so much the lungs (I'm not an expert so I could be off on this!). What you are describing sounds like blood clots.. were the lungs themselves the black/red color? or did it look like clots of blood? If it's blood it could be that he had a pulmonary embolism just like people get.. he could have thrown a clot and it made it to his lungs. I've had a big one myself so the description sounds like how it was explained to me in regards to how it would look. I figure most any animal with a circulatory system would be able to have blood clots/embolisms.

    And his symptoms would fit, too. The weakness and lazy appearance would be from lack of oxygen to his body. I know when I had mine, I could barely stand up on my own, much less walk around a lot.

    I could be wrong, but it seems like that might be what happened with him. Hopefully others will throw in their opinions as well and I'm sorry about your turkey! [​IMG]
     
  4. butch

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    okay thanks!! but his lungs were full of tiny dot like things all over. idk what it is. I hope it dosent spread to the rest of the turkeys.
     

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