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Swollen cheek

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Piotre, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Piotre

    Piotre Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 turkeys. 2 Bourbon reds, 2 Chocolates. 1 chocolate developed a swollen cheek 2 months ago. The 2nd choc. developed same several weeks later. 1st Choc responded to Tetracycline in drinking water and now looks normal. 2nd choc did not respond and swelling has grown larger than a large grape. Otherwise, all run, jump, eat, etc. What do I do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It sounds like a respiratory disease that has built up resistance to tetracycline. Try Tylan 50 or Tylan powder for water. Erythromycin will also work. Mycoplasma and coryza are some of the common respiratory diseases. Here is a link: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  3. Piotre

    Piotre Out Of The Brooder

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    these pics are 3 weeks old, swelling has increased
     
  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That swollen area is most likely filled with hard pus. It needs to be removed. You will need to make an incision to remove it.
     

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