In the Brooder
- Jul 30, 2015
Hello I rescued what looked to be an injured turkey from a feed store. I immediately took her to the vet that day and the vet said it was highly unlikely she'd survive. Has internal damage, heart murmur, bruising, etc., I took her to another vet for a second opinion and he said the same thing, although instead of thinking it was due to a predator attack he thinks it is a case of chronic injury due to Marek's. She got an antibiotic injection and on an anti inflammatory and the second Doctor put her on an antibiotic to help treat Marek's I believe. She started doing better the next day, I made a sling for her to keep the weight off her legs and I noticed the next day she moved her legs and wings. Yesterday however she started sleeping all day and continues to only do that, occasionally drinking water but won't eat on her own (I feed her). I'm taking her to vet again to get an IV today. Any suggestions? She gets warm baths to keep her clean, I keep her comfortable, bring her with me to work so I can feed her/give water. Any other advice? Someone recommended pedialyte..