Need some advice...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cricket0045, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Cricket0045

    Cricket0045 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Royal Palm "foster" turkey named Bubba. He has a big lump or cyst or something on his wing, on the "elbow". It is a little bigger than a golf ball and firm. I'm not sure if I need to lance it or not. I've had turkeys for years, but I've never seen anything like this. Thanks for any suggestions. I will try to post a photo in the morning.
     
  2. Cricket0045

    Cricket0045 Out Of The Brooder

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    It has a little feather in the center. Could it be an ingrown feather? Today it looks like it might have infection in it.
     
  3. Hounds51

    Hounds51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did some research on google, and came up with this
    However, the swollen bump he has is actually a cyst the Vet believes to be an ingrown feather. We are waiting for the wound to heal. In two weeks Edvard will go in for a surgical removal of the cyst.
    I think you may be able to do this yourself. Ingrown hair/ingrown feather.
     
  4. floridapoultry

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    We have rarely seen this -- usually a cyst as your vet says. Removing it as you plan should work out well if you have a capable vet to do it.
     
  5. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Poor guy. Please compare growth with the shots of our Royal (had a chondrosarcoma removed in `07 - had a heck of a time finding a good vet). Though we bred him with an unrelated hen, one of his offspring also developed a single growth (we removed that by ligature, ourselves, and neither tom has/had a recurrence). Our vet (undergrad poultry science/masters in poultry genetics) believes these to be a result of inbreeding for show birds - and, owing to the malignancy appearing infrequently (most of the time) it is often unknown to breeders.

    I had a complete thread regarding growths and surgery, but the `old' BYC links have gone cold, as I just discovered. Will reconstitute thread when time allows.

    Shots for comparison (graphic): http://s30.photobucket.com/user/IvanIvanovich/library/SCREAMER?sort=3&page=1
     
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