Sick tom turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by karimw, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my toms is showing some symptoms of a respitory problem. I can hear him gurgling a bit when he breaths but other than that there is nothing else. His color looks normal, activity and eating normal, no discharge or swelling. I know available medications are very specific. Is there something basic I could try?

    Edited to add - he is a little less than a year old, and free ranges the barn yard with 1 other tom and a hen. I noticed the gurgle about a week ago. No one else is doing it and all of my chickens are healthy too.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    get a bottle of tylan 50. you can give a shot in the breast or by my mouth. 2 cc. slowley squirt in the side of his mouth. or small needle in the breast, but not in the crop. you can feel the crop. it works fast.
     
  3. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Ill try that!
     

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