Sick turkey!!! Help please!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by [email protected]@2four, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Hello...I have a Tom turkey--about 10 months who is sick. Symptoms include, swollen red eyes with crust in eye and occasional sneezing. I carry Tylan-50 and LA-200 injectable. Any idea what I should do for him and if any of those meds would work, what dose for a turkey--we weighs probably about 20-25 pounds. And for how long?? Please help!! Thanks SO much!!!
     
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Anyone???? [​IMG]
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Im no good with medication charts...I hope someone comes in here soon, and can help.
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess I would dose him about the same or slightly less than you would a human child of the same weight..

    If you are afraid that he might die, then what have you got to lose??

    I have never dosed a turkey with any kind of meds.. You might try giving it a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper in about a cup of water.. take all other water away so he is forced to drink this water.
    My turkeys love pepper water..chickens do too.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I normally give mine 1cc or little less down the throat or under back of neck skin. I've had some have a reaction if I give it IM.
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it just around the eyes? I am pretty good on turkeys.
    Does it have black nots or scabs on the head or wattle?
    I ask because it sounds like it might be fowl pox?
    Dry and wet are the 2 different types, wet is in the throat and sinus area as well as out side, dry are just on skin.
    Time and luck are the only cure if this is it.
    Need a little more info first be fore I can be sure of what it is for you
    Thanks and good luck
    Aubrey
    there is a vaccine for fowl pox by the way, but no cure, it just has to run its course
     
  7. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:Great---thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:Yes, it seems to just be on around the eyes...I'll have to try and get a pic tomorrow..barn's all shut up for the night! [​IMG] No black knots or scabs that I know of, but I do have one that has a couple white scabby patches on it's neck...it came like that...it almost looks like frost bite, but white(if that makes sense)....I'll be back with pics tomorrow! Thanks SO much!!
     
  9. clhbubba

    clhbubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I as well have a sick turkey. She has no crusting but does seem to have trouble breathing, believe I've heard her 'sneeze' a couple of times, is not eating and is not active at all. I posted this morning but got no response. I also have a chicken that began sneezing 3 days ago and has been isolate. Thought it could be related. My DH is picking up Tylan 50 as we speak. Should I try this on her? On the chicken? Is there a dosage and a method of administration anyone can help with?
     
  10. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    1/2 cc for standard size chickens and 1cc for turkeys 5-7 days. I inject it into the breast.
     

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