Shedding intestinal lining

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by EngeFamilyFarms, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. EngeFamilyFarms

    EngeFamilyFarms Chirping

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    29E33F7B-5AB1-43C2-8BFB-B33F3235CEA1.jpeg 23DD2F08-0894-4208-8A22-1A6AAECCF0F4.jpeg Hi everyone, I know it is fairly common for turkeys to shed their intestinal lining every so often. I’m just wondering how often and how much is normal. I usually wake up to two or three “gross poops” a week from my 9 B.B. turkeys. Not a great pic, but is this normal? *gross picture ahead*
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I never see intestinal lining in mine except when they have coccidiosis or worms. Can you have some poop tested?
     
  3. EngeFamilyFarms

    EngeFamilyFarms Chirping

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    I don’t even know where to start looking for someone to do this. I have noticed this since they were about a month old. They are about 4.5 months old now and almost ready for butcher.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Do you have a Petsmart or Tractor Supply that does dog vaccination clinics? The ones they do here have a fecal test. If you have a dog, cat, or large animal vet, call them and ask about havin some poop tested.

    If you can't get the poop tested you could treat for coccidia with Corid and worms with Wazine or Safeguard.

    When are you planning on butchering?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    So I just saw your underweight thread and I think part of the problem might be worms or coccidiosis.
     
  6. EngeFamilyFarms

    EngeFamilyFarms Chirping

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    We plan on butchering in about a month.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Pretty sure Corid has a zero day withdrawal, not sure about the wormers though. If you treated now and modified your feeding program they would probably gain weight, just not sure how much. :idunno How far off their ideal weight are they?
     
  8. EngeFamilyFarms

    EngeFamilyFarms Chirping

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    My biggest Tom is 23 lbs and my smallest hen is 13 lbs. they are 16 weeks old
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    so 33 and 21 pounds are what the chart says, yes? I have no idea how much weight they could gain in a month, but it might be worth looking into treating them to see if you can get their weight up.
     
  10. EngeFamilyFarms

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    Ok I set up an appointment to get a decal sample done this Saturday at tsc. If it is worms or cocci, would the meet still be ok to eat?
     

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