Puffy Face

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by HoglundH, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Eastern Wild turkey has gradually gotten puffier in the face. I thought it was a normal thing (not having raised one before) but the puffyness has gotten worse and now is closing one of its eyes. She is still eating drinking etc, but I am worried that something serious is wrong. I dont want to have to eat her (yet).

    Here is a pic.

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    Thanks,
    Harold
     
  2. ShadyHoller

    ShadyHoller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no vet, but I have two thoughts you might consider.

    First, is I notice the scabs on the top of her head. Has she been fighting with anyone? Turkeys can be real jerks to each other and can give each other big welts and scabs.

    Second, I just looked up "swollen head syndrome," or Avian Rhinotracheitis which is an infection that can treated with antibiotics. I've never dealt with that disease, so I won't try to give you any advice on it, but it's something you might want to look into further.

    Sorry I can't give you better help, but maybe that's a start.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Poor baby. I feel so sorry for your turkey. I'm not sure what that is. I sure hope that someone comes along with some help. How long has she been like this?
     
  4. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    She hasn't been like this very long. She is eating, drinking and gets along with all her cell mates. If it is Avian Pox, it should clear itself up, hopefully.

    Harold
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Is there anyone out there who can help HoglundH??

    Please...................................
     
  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    HoglundH wrote: She hasn't been like this very long. She is eating, drinking and gets along with all her cell mates. If it is Avian Pox, it should clear itself up, hopefully.

    Doesn't look like Dry Pox. No respiratory symptoms at all? What are her `cell mates'? (I'd isolate her). Could be viral with secondary bacterial infection (`Swollen Head, for instance) but with no resp. symptoms?

    Pick up a bottle of Tylan 50 injectable at the feed store and a syringe. Admin. 1-1.5ml orally x3 days (if it appears that this is reducing swelling continue for another 2-3 days).

    What are you feeding, has the turk been stressed recently, any changes in droppings? Standing around `puffed up and out, wings hanging down, lower activity level?​
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Any update on your turkey?
     
  8. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Seems to be getting worse, she is isolated, and I have been giving her Neo Chlor in her water everyday. Here is a recent picture:

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    She is eating ok and drinking. I have her indoors, so it is out of the wind and snow.

    Hoping for the best.


    Does anyone know where to get Tylan 50 in canada??
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    OMG!!! I wish I could help. I have no idea where in Cananda to get Tylan. Does anyone??????????????
     

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