Sounds like she's having trouble breathing

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hswarden, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. hswarden

    hswarden New Egg

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    My friend gave me what I think is a broad breasted white turkey and I raise her with my chickens. She is about 4 months old. She seems happy and is very friendly. She has always had what sounded like a touch of a stuffy nose, but today she was sneezing and sounded like she was really congested. There is a little puffy place under each eye on her cheek. Is this normal? How should I treat this?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Sounds like she has a respiratory problem. This is not normal. Do you have Tylan on hand? If she is with others, the others may already have it or they will have it.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    This does sound like a respiratory infection. Tylan50 is probably the best option, though you could also use Tylan200. I'm not sure what the dosage would be for a large turkey. For large fowl chickens (with an average weight of five pounds), the dosage is 1cc injected into the breast muscle for five days. You would probably have to increase the dosage for turkeys.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yes, Tylan 200 is a great suggestion. :thumbsup

    I increase the dose for my turkeys as well.
     
  5. casportpony

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    Here is some Tylan dosing info:

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    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

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    Warning about Tylan... I used it for the first time last week and my leghorn has injection site reactions from it, which I believe are listed as a side effect somewhere.

    -Kathy
     
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