NEED HELP Sick Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by truillusions, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. truillusions

    truillusions New Egg

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    I have a he. Broad Breasted bronze turkey, she is 6 months old, last few days she has become inactive and head hanging low, very slow to eat and drink, does not want to move around a whole lot, I notice when she was drinking the other day she had mucus in her mouth, also when I pick her up I can hear gurgling sound inside, she does drink a lot like she is dehydrated, I would like to get medicine from Tractor Supply but do not know what to get, please help
     
  2. portiaraylee

    portiaraylee Out Of The Brooder

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    Duramycin-10 is an antibiotic I use when they get colds. Also I would suggest to get some VetRx and electrolytes.
     
  3. truillusions

    truillusions New Egg

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    Thanks a bunch
     
  4. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been very lucky with our turkeys but we have had a few chickens get the raspy cold symptoms. We ordered Oxine AH on line and put it in a cool mist vaporizer (3 teas per 2 cups of water). Then put the bird in a kennel and cover it with a blanket so that they have to breathe the mist. Has worked every time. One to three treatments and the congestion is gone.
     
  5. truillusions

    truillusions New Egg

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    G ave turkey electrolytes and vetrx yrsterday afternoon,unfortunatly I woke up this morning and she was dead,trying to figure out what happend,symptons shown gor 3or four days and yesterday her poop was yellow bright foamy looking, I also havr a Peking duck that was very close with the turkey inseperable they were,anything I should do to the duck so she wont get sick too, any thoughts?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Most likely blackhead. Sorry for your loss.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/804570/coping-with-blackhead

    -Kathy
     
  7. truillusions

    truillusions New Egg

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    Are these theh symptions for blackhead,? and is it.contagious to human?
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Yes. And no, not contagious to humans, but you shouldn't eat the the dead turkey. Read the link in my post above.

    -Kathy
     
  9. truillusions

    truillusions New Egg

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    thanks for info,
     

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