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MG in Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by amsunshine, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. amsunshine

    amsunshine Songster

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    I have a tom turkey who is showing similar symptoms to chickens I've seen with mycoplasma galliseptum. Can turkeys get this too? Looks like his nose is runny, he's got his head pulled in a little, and his head looks a little swollen (not much). He's still walking about and eating normally. Can you tell me how to treat?
     
  2. Amina

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    There are several Mycoplasmas that are a problem in turkeys, including MG. I'm not sure what to tell you to treat with though. At least according to this article, the Mycoplasmas infecting turkeys are becoming resistant to Tylan and some of the other antibiotics. They recommend the antibiotic tiamulin, but I am not sure if that's something that can be bought at a local ag store or if you'd need to ask a vet.
    http://www.octagon-services.co.uk/articles/mycoplasma_turkeys.htm
     

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