Please help my baby turkey!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by psycoforsilkies, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is 8 weeks started snezzing about 3 days ago, had a puffy face on one side, did tylan nasal flush but today is alot worse breathing thru mouth side of face extremley swollen golf ball size
    Any ideas turkey people
    he is sleeping now in my lap
    the discarge is clear like water[​IMG]
     
  2. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    Sorry, but I would cull. He looks like he is really suffering and will probably lose vision in that eye. [​IMG]
     
  3. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    There is an avian virus that can cause these symptoms in turkeys. If it is the virus, antibiotics won't help and management is focused on prevention. Your other poultry is at risk and the virus can cause death.
     
  4. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my other birds is sick , I gave Tylan 50 injection and he is eatting and drinking and living in the house right now. I think it started from using shavings that I dont normally use they were out of the reg ones and this was filled with alot of saw dust think it irritated his eye etc.. but we will see
     
  5. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    I was wondering how your poult is doing today. Any change?
     
  6. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY Baby Turkey is doing a little better today, I talked to a vet and am giving tylan and sterile saline wash on the eye and antibiotic oniment to keep it moist. The swelling is not worse but just slightly better, He is eatting and drinking on his own. and in a little brooder inside.
     
  7. AH64Coyote

    AH64Coyote Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope the little guy pulls thru :)
     
  8. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update ! Baby turkey AKA TomTom is doing great! is not 100% but alot of the swelling is down and I can now see the eye! He is eating and drinking and so happy to see me! still has some swelling but it is not red and hot any more! it is getting better everyday. He has been getting tylan injections everyday, and eye wash and eye antibiotic's. He is not wheezing or snezzing anymore either. So hoping to be 100% soon and get to join his friends again
     
  9. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yea[​IMG]
     
  10. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tom Tom is almost 100% today, and feeling better wanting outside!
     

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