Sinus infection in Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by stargatesdobe, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. stargatesdobe

    stargatesdobe In the Brooder

    May 27, 2013
    Shelton, Washington
    I have a 1 year old female BB White (pet) that has a sinus infection. It is not swollen but has greenish mucus in the nostrils and her eye is getting bubbles as she has trouble breathing through the nostrils. I have been giving injections of Tylan 50 3cc (as I think she is around 35 lbs) 2 x a day for 3 days now. Using Vet Rx to clean the nostrils and 1 drop in the mouth.She has heat in her coop. No other birds affected.

    How can I clean her sinuses?????? What else can I do?????
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

    Jan 27, 2007
    Sorry the girl's puny - good to keep it a bit warm but make sure she has adequate ventilation.

    If no improvement you might take a look into:

    We weigh ours by picking them up and stepping onto an old bathroom scale and noting the difference w/wo turkey.

    Best of luck!
  3. retlaw

    retlaw Songster

    Feb 2, 2013
    Medicated feed.
  4. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chirping

    May 31, 2013
    Middle Tennessee
    We bought a bulb syringe..the kind you use for babies, and that works great to help remove excess mucus from birds' sinus'. Then use the Vet RX. If there is no facial swelling and no gurgling sounds when your bird breathes, then this is the only treatment I would recommend. If you look into her nostrils, are they clear after you clean her or do you see something solidish and yellow? The yellow (looks like scrambled eggs) would be an infection. You know, turkeys and chickens can have allergies just like all animals. If you are using cedar shavings..quit. Many birds are allergic to cedar. And if your heater in the coop is forced air, this one girl could just be allergic to the dust it kicks up and circulates..these are just thoughts.

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