Needs some help!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jdodd, May 14, 2010.

  1. jdodd

    jdodd Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 10 week old Broad Breasted White turkey that got hurt by a dog. Sh elost some feather on one of her legs and took some skin with it. I treated it trying to keep out any infection and made sure I added supplements in her water. Well today I went out and she is not moving really at all. She is having trouble breathing and at one time had bubles coming out of one of her eyes. I have heard of some nasty respitory dieses in chickens but didn't know if she could be getting some kid of infection. I could use all the help you all can give me.
     
  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would be first checking for any open puncture wounds. My standard poodle got my flock and I had to sit with needle and thread. I put mine in the house, in an old drawer in my bathroom. My vet told me to get some Duramycin-10.

    As for bubbles? Well I'd start with a warm quiet room. It may be a little difficult to get the humidity out of the room since you're in IN. but I would think a dry room for a resperatory illness would be a start.

    Hope this helps!!! GOOD LUCK!
     
  3. jdodd

    jdodd Out Of The Brooder

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    The turkey seem to eat good but is all ways fluffed up and is breathing heavy. I am keeping her away from the other turkey and the chickens. It is almost like she has a cold does anyone know of some stuff I could give her for a respitory infection or is this something she is going to have to work through.
     
  4. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely sounds like infection. She might benefit greatly from an antibiotic but I have no suggestions on which one to try. Maybe someone more knowledgable would have a reccomendation.
     
  5. jdodd

    jdodd Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I am going to go pick up some Tylan 200 and give her a shot of that. I got her in the garage right now with a heat lamp. I don't want to bring her in because my wife is pregnant and I have two three year olds. I am starting to think she has some respiratory infection. I have been giving her Duramycin 10 in her water but it hasn't been helping. I think it is set in so I am going to have to give her a shot.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The bubbles are a sign of a respiratory/sinus issue. You can use Tylan powder or injectable. Tylan 200 will damage muscle so go just under the skin if you use that.

    Steve
     
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  7. jdodd

    jdodd Out Of The Brooder

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    Steve,
    Thanks for the info. How much and how often should I give her. Would Tylan 50 be a better choice.
     
  8. jdodd

    jdodd Out Of The Brooder

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    I also heard I can inject it right down their mouth.
     
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  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I don't remember on the dosage. It should be on the lable though we stopped medicating along time ago and went to the cull / only the strong survive method.

    Steve
     
  10. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the adult turkeys with respiratory infections safe to eat?
     

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