Poor sick turkey... Could def use help

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by KCchickens, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently went to an animal swap. I love the swaps and the unique experience. I was looking for a young Tom and found the perfect one, he looked sad but healthy. I know with a swap you really don't know what your getting completly or if they're totally healthy. I get him home and after a little while you can definitly here an almost gurgling noise he's making. He also almost looks like he's choking or gagging on something every now and then. He's a little slower and lazier than my 2 hens.

    Does anyone know what could be wrong with him? I'm guessing something respiratory but I'm not sure. I would love to help him! He seemed as though he had never even seen or eaten grass! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    sounds like a respiratory issue, see if you can get some Baytril, Tylan, or other antibiotic from the vet asap. Some vets will let you have the antibiotics without having to bring in the animal, others won't. You may be able to order it from First State Veterinary Supply or some other online source, but it sounds like you need to get something on him right away.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Sounds like a respiratory problem. Tylan will knock that right out. I had a turkey that had the same thing and I gave him a shot of Tylan and in a couple of days, he was like NEW !
     
  4. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! Tylan is what I was thinking about giving him but I wanted to make sure. Thanks again!
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Let us know how the little guy is doing after the meds are given to him. Good Luck !
     
  6. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will! Just went to the vet and got some tylan I'm rooting for him!
     
  7. peahen46

    peahen46 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I raise Turkey and Tylan is a good start .03 cc per 5 LB inject in the chest mussle make sure you don't draw up blood then inject. Give for 5 days you should see a great improvement in 2 days. Good Luck!
     
  8. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to let y'all know mr turkey already seems like he's doing better. Thanks alot for all your help [​IMG]
     
  9. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Quote:Did you end up giving him the Tylan then?
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Did you end up giving him the Tylan then?

    That is sooooooo wonderful to hear!!! I'm so happy. And yes, did you end up giving him the Tylan? I'm pulling for the little guy. I"m sure he will be just fine. Continue to give us an update.
     

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