Swollen cheek, runny nose MG? need advice

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AHappychick, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    hey guys I am up at Frugals farm in VT and they have a tom with swollen cheeks/face and runny nose and a hen with just a runy nose. I just dont know if like chickens turkeys get mg and other CRD or if this is more treatable. depending on treatment and severity we will either cull immediatly or treat with meds, I just dont have access to much internet at the moment and a search on BYC came up as too broad [​IMG]

    I will be able to log back on in a few hours could some one just tell me how to proceed and if there is a reasonable treatment and also what is it I am dealing with?

    thanks!
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Thanks for posting this information, especially the link. I didn't know that Tylan 200 was better than Tylan 50, but I guess I should have. What's the dosage Steve? Does it depend on the weight of the turkey?

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  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Ok great. That's what I read but wasn't sure.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    thanks Steve so will this go away forever after tylan treatment or will it keep coming back and spread to others? we can treat by tomorrow thank you for the info [​IMG]
     
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  8. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take your sick turkey to a state lab to find out what is wrong. Then decide if you need to cull. Treating the symptoms does not end deseases like MG. The bird will always be a carrier. Many very serious disease have simular symptoms. Two months ago we had a case of Exotic Newcastle in Mexico, a hour from me. My birds were tested two weeks ago from CDC. So far no problem.

    When people treat the symptoms of unknown disease, they risk spreading disease to everyone. Even shipped eggs from birds that had MG will be spread to the flock. Maybe thats how you got it??
     
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  10. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you ship eggs? or are you trying to imply that somebody here on BYC has an infected flock?

    Steve

    I thought I was very clear. Read it again if you do not understand or I can give you a link.
     

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