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Swollen Caruncle

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CHCIKENMAN OF OGLETHORPE, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. CHCIKENMAN OF OGLETHORPE

    CHCIKENMAN OF OGLETHORPE Out Of The Brooder

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    Monday after work i came home and noticed my toms caruncle/wattle was / is swollen 2x its normal size.
    started oxytetraceline thinking an infection. 2 days later it seem to be the same. any ideas??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine get swollen after fighting.
     
  3. CHCIKENMAN OF OGLETHORPE

    CHCIKENMAN OF OGLETHORPE Out Of The Brooder

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    He is alone. No other birds with him. [​IMG]
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Perhaps an allergic reaction.
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can do a search to hopefully find the threads relating to this from last year. Of the threads that I recall, one turkey developed severe swelling due to a bite from a venomous snake. All the other threads that I remember the swelling was due to Avian Flu. Avian Flu can be passed to your poultry by songbirds, etc. As I recall, Avian Flu was present in Georgia last year.

    It may be helpful to post pictures of your ailing turkey. It may also be beneficial to check in the Emergencies / Injuries / Cures forum. The members in that forum are more up to date on health problems of poultry. Most poultry diseases and health problems are similar whether they are chickens or other poultry.

    Good luck.
     
  6. kelliPalinkas

    kelliPalinkas New Egg

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    Did you find out what the problem was? I am having the same problem with my turkey now.
     

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